Exceptional Jaw Relief
Your TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is the joint in front of your ear where your lower jaw attaches to your head. The TMJ is the anatomical abbreviation for the point that allows the patient to open and close their mouth while providing movement from side to side. Without TMJ’s we would not be able to chew or speak. When patients suffer from deterioration or functional impairment of the TMJ we diagnose them with temporomandibular disorder or TMD. If you are diagnosed with TMD, Dr. Hobbs will suggest TMJ treatment to ease the disorder.
At DentaCare, TMJ treatment involves wearing a very comfortable intra-oral device while sleeping that cushions your teeth and decreases the stress on your jaws joints and muscles. We may also gently reposition your jaw to reduce TMJ symptoms. Dr. Hobbs will provide you with a custom-made oral appliance.
There are tremendous benefits to treating TMD including eliminating pain and discomfort while decreasing the stress and strain applied to your jaw, teeth, and supporting structures. Other benefits of TMJ treatment include:
- Comfort while you rest/sleep
- You may enjoy reduced jaw stress and side effects, such as headaches
- Improve jaw alignment
- Reduced risk of bruxism
- Protecting your teeth and jaws from the need for restorative care
Is TMJ Treatment Right For Me?
If your jaw joints pop, click, or lock during movement or if you suffer from jaw pain or chronic headaches, TMJ treatment may be right for you. Dr. Hobbs will discuss your symptoms and examine your jaw to make a final diagnosis. To schedule a TMJ consultation, call DentaCare in Longview, TX, at (903) 758-5921. We also have an office in Tyler, TX, to provide excellent dental care to even more patients.