TMJ Treatment in Ladys Island
Sea Island Dentistry provides treatment for TMJ disorders in Ladys Island, South Carolina. Call 843-271-6353 to learn more or request an appointment today.
What is TMJ Disorder?
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, the place where the lower jaw connects to the skull. This joint can become irritated or inflamed, causing pain in the jaw and limited range of motion. You may notice a clicking or popping sound when you open and close your mouth.
You can attempt to treat TMJ yourself at home by applying ice to the area, eating soft foods, and keeping your jaw movement to a minimum while the joint heals. But if home remedies aren’t enough to relieve your symptoms, we can provide additional treatment options.
Benefits of TMJ Treatment
Professional treatment for TMJ provides many benefits:
- Relief of pain. You can take pain relievers at home, but until the source of the problem is treated the pain will keep coming back. Professional treatment can correct the source of the pain to provide permanent relief.
- Restored range of motion. Once the inflammation and swelling go down, your ability to move your jaw will improve. You’ll gradually be able to open your mouth as widely as you should.
- Ability to chew and speak effectively. TMJ treatment can restore your ability to chew harder foods and speak without limitations.
Are You a Good Candidate for TMJ Treatment?
If you have any of the typical symptoms of TMJ disorder, such as pain in the jaw, limited movement, popping sounds, headaches, or even unexplained ear pain, you may be a good candidate for TMJ treatment. It’s important to see your dentist as soon as possible if you experience the symptoms of TMJ disorder. Treating it early can prevent it from worsening and requiring more invasive treatments.
Why Choose Sea Island Dentistry?
Many patients with symptoms of TMJ disorder are unsure of who to see, their primary care physician or their dentist. You should come to Sea Island Dentistry about your TMJ symptoms because we have experience with diagnosis and treatment of every part of the mouth, including the jaw. We can evaluate the condition of your temporomandibular joint and determine the best course of treatment. We provide a wide range of treatment options to help relieve your pain and restore range of motion in your jaw.