Do you experience chronic headaches? Do you routinely experience jaw pain?
You may want to assess your risks for TMJ disorder. TMJ disorder, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction, can be an uncomfortable and progressive dental health condition if left untreated. Causes of TMJ can vary, but the most common cause can include:
- Jaw grinding (bruxism) and jaw clenching
- Stress or anxiety
- Damage or injury to the jaw
Dr. Gianni Franceschi understands how debilitating TMJ pain can be, so he works with you to create a comprehensive treatment plan to alleviate your symptoms.
At Smiles of Trinity Family Dentistry, we offer a full range of TMJ treatments, including oral appliance therapy and restorative dentistry, to improve the health and function of your smile. Early intervention can help you find fast relief and may minimize your risk of experience complex dental concerns associated with TMJ disorder. If you would like to explore your treatment options for TMJ disorder, visit our Trinity, FL dentist office.
Common Symptoms of TMJ Disorder
Patients may experience a wide range of symptoms associated with TMJ disorder. It is important to visit an experienced dentist to undergo the appropriate testing to reach an accurate diagnosis. Our team at Smiles of Trinity can examine your teeth and jaw and provide you with the treatment you need.
- Jaw pain
- Ringing in the ears or earaches
- Clicking or popping when opening or closing the mouth
- Tooth sensitivity
- Difficulty opening and closing the mouth
TMJ Treatment in Trinity, FL
To create a comprehensive treatment plan that is right for you, it is important to undergo the appropriate testing. In many cases, we employ the following techniques to assess the condition of your jaw:
- A physical examination of your jaw
- Jaw function assessment
- Discussion of your symptoms
- Digital imaging, CT scan, X-rays to gain a comprehensive view of the joints and bone structure surrounding the jaw
With the results of your examination, Dr. Franceschi can build a comprehensive treatment plan to alleviate your symptoms and help you achieve a more functional smile. Because TMJ is caused by many factors, it is important to identify its root cause, identify your symptoms, and create a treatment plan that restores function and balance to your smile.
The type of treatment you receive will depend on the extent of damage to your teeth and jaw. Treatments for TMJ may include one or more of the following treatments:
- Restorative Dentistry Procedures: Dental crowns, dental bonding or dental fillings
- Traditional dental bridges
- Dental implant-supported restorations
- Physical therapy
- Jaw Exercises
- Oral appliance therapy
Schedule a TMJ Consultation
If you have been diagnosed with TMJ disorder, or you are seeking a second opinion, schedule an appointment with Dr. Franceschi. To schedule an appointment, call 727.268.0180 or request an appointment online.