TMJ issues can be vexing, leading to jaw pain, clicking sounds, and even headaches. Prompt TMJ/TMD treatments in Nolensville, Tennessee, are essential to prevent these issues from worsening and impacting your quality of life.
What’s the Difference Between TMJ and TMD?
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which connects your jaw to your skull. TMD, or temporomandibular disorder, refers to issues affecting this joint and the muscles around it. In other words, TMJ is the joint itself, while TMD (temporomandibular disorders) are conditions that can affect the proper functioning of that joint.
Symptoms of TMD
TMD can bring a range of symptoms that affect your jaw and your daily life. Some common signs to watch out for include:
- Jaw pain or tenderness
- Clicking or popping sounds when you move your jaw
- Difficulty or discomfort while chewing
- Locking of the jaw joint, making it hard to open or close your mouth
- Aching in the temples or around your ear
TMD Treatment Options
Disclusion Time Reduction and Managed Anterior Guidance are adjustment therapies that help balance your bite and jaw movement. We aim to provide you with better bite function and a reduction in jaw pain by carefully adjusting your teeth's alignment.
Laser therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that uses low-level lasers to stimulate healing in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles. This gentle approach can reduce inflammation and promote faster recovery.
Splint therapy involves using a custom-made oral appliance that helps reposition your jaw and alleviate pressure on the joint. It's like giving your jaw a cozy support pillow, allowing it to find its natural, comfortable position.
Embrace Comfort with TMJ/TMD Treatments in Tennessee!
At Nolensville Dental, our TMJ treatments are all about bringing back your comfort and improving your quality of life. Don't let TMJ discomfort hold you back – schedule an appointment today, and let's work together to find the treatment that's right for you. Your journey to a pain-free jaw and a happier life starts here.More services