TMJ Treatment – Southlake, Colleyville, Keller and Surrounding Areas
Every time you open your mouth to talk, chew, or yawn, you do so with the help of two small joints located just in front of your ears. These are your temporomandibular joints, but this name typically gets shortened to just TMJ. When a problem occurs with one or both of these joints, that’s often called TMJ-dysfunction or TMJ-disorder. But regardless of what it’s called, the symptoms are the same. Patients with a TMJ problem may experience frequent headaches, pain in the neck, back, or shoulders, ear pain, dizziness, ringing in the ears, or jaw clicking.
These symptoms can range from mild to severe, and if you’ve struggled with any of them for a long period of time, you may be asking yourself, “Is there any way through the pain?” The answer to that is, “Absolutely!” With TMJ therapy from Dr. Steven Fuqua’s Southlake dental office, patients with TMJ-dysfunction can finally have the relief they’ve dreamed of.
Non-Surgical TMJ Therapy for Southlake and DFW Patients
Because TMJ-dysfunction is common in our culture, Dr. Fuqua checks patients for signs of it—and its close cousin, bruxism—during every regular dental exam. Part of what we’ll look for as we examine your teeth is signs of wear and tear caused by grinding. We’ll also check your jaw’s alignment. A misaligned bite is one of the key reasons a patient experiences TMJ-dysfunction.
If any signs of TMJ-dysfunction are found, Dr. Fuqua will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan. One of the most common methods for treating TMJ-dysfunction non-surgically is with an oral appliance. An oral appliance will correct your underlying trouble and restore your bite’s natural alignment, easing painful symptoms. We’ll also discuss methods for managing stress as part of your treatment. For many patients, targeting stress is an important step in alleviating or completely stopping painful the painful symptoms associated with TMJ-dysfunction and bruxism.
Pain from TMJ-dysfunction can be debilitating. If you live in Southlake or the greater DFW area, there’s hope with non-surgical TMJ therapy from Fuqua Advanced Dental.
Create your own picture of complete oral health. Call Fuqua Advanced Dental in Southlake, TX to schedule an appointment, consultation, or second-opinion visit. Providing Southlake and the DFW Metroplex with quality dentistry and leading-edge specialty care.