If you suffer from jaw pain or difficulty chewing food, then you may want to come to J. PARHAM DENTISTRY for TMJ therapy. Our dentists and team offer several treatment solutions which can improve your jaw’s health and ability to function. Please contact Dr. Parham if you would like to learn more about our TMJ therapy in Springdale, Arkansas.
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joints, which are the two joints that connect the lower jaw to the head. These joints allow the jaw to open, close, move side to side, chew, and speak. TMJ disorder (sometimes called TMD) develops as a result of injury to the jaw, misalignment, strain, arthritis, bruxism, etc. Some of the symptoms of TMJ disorder include:
- A clicking, popping sound when you move your jaw
- Difficulty moving your jaw
- A locked jaw
- Jaw pain when chewing
- Headaches, neck aches, and earaches
Our dentist may recommend different treatment solutions depending on the cause of your TMJ disorder. Some of the most common treatments include muscle relaxation exercises, occlusal adjustment, the wear of a night guard (if you have bruxism), lifestyle changes, or even jaw surgery. Contact our dental team today if you want to learn more about how we treat TMJ disorder.