At Nashville Aesthetic Dentistry – Dennis J. Wells, DDS, our personalized treatment plans help patients manage their TMJ disorder.
The Temporomandibular, or jaw, joint connects the lower jaw bone to the skull. TMJ disorder is often associated with jaw clicking, locking or clenching, and can cause long-term tooth damage and bone loss.
Symptoms of TMJ disorder include:
- jaw and facial pain
- neck pain
- chewing difficulty
Generally, patients seek out a TMJ diagnosis after unsuccessfully seeking treatment for chronic headaches. Jaw and sinus pain may be widespread, which makes pinpointing the affected area difficult. A specialist can properly diagnose your specific TMJ issues and recommend an effective course of action.
Because a comprehensive treatment plan is most successful, we work hand-in-hand with a network of TMJ specialists, including ENT doctors, neurologists and physical therapists. There are many facets to this often-misunderstood disorder.
If you’re in pain, don’t wait. Call Nashville Aesthetic Dentistry – Dennis J. Wells, DDS at 615-371-8878 for a consultation today.