About TMJ Therapy
As a full-service practice, MINT dentistry is proud to provide a full range of treatments to improve your teeth, gums, and jaw. MINT dentistry's experienced team treats patients with the painful condition TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) each year using TMJ therapy. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your jaw to your skull and allows you move your mouth. If this joint is injured, it leads to pain as well as other symptoms and complications. If you're feeling pain in your jaw or hearing noises when you move your jaw, schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified dental professionals to determine if you have TMD. At MINT dentistry in Sugarland, TX, our team uses advanced technology to diagnose and treat jaw problems, relieving painful symptoms with TMJ therapy. We can help manage or reduce your pain with a personalized treatment plan, created to alleviate your symptoms.
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Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) might be the result of a serious jaw injury, nocturnal bruxism (grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw at night), or misalignment of the teeth (dental malocclusion). TMD may also be caused by a medical condition, like arthritis or a tumor in the TMJ. In some cases, the cause of TMD is unclear, but if you are bothered by symptoms, you may still be diagnosed and treated for TMD. The most common symptoms of TMD are jaw pain or tenderness, lower facial muscle spasms, or feeling like your jaw is stiff or stuck. You may also experience frequent headaches, as well as noises like clicking or popping when you open or close your mouth.
What to Expect
In order to diagnose you with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), a board-certified MINT dentist listens to your concerns about your jaw before performing a physical examination. Your appointment at our modern office will be comfortable and relaxing as our experienced team takes great care of you. We will help you settle into a plush treatment chair and offer you a pair of Beats headphones and a pair of MINT sunglasses. While your dental team examines your mouth and jaw, you can choose to watch a show or listen to your choice of music. During your TMD exam, we will check how your jaw moves, look for signs of misalignment, teeth grinding, and jaw clenching, while also feeling your jaw and the surrounding areas for tenderness and inflammation. We may want to take a bite analysis or full-mouth series of digital x-rays to understand the cause of your TMD, which will help us customize your treatment plan. After your exam and diagnosis, your dentist will go over suggestions for your treatment, which could be a dental appliance, orthodontics, or dental restorations (crowns, bridges, dentures).
After diagnosing your TMD, our team can recommend other methods to help you alleviate your symptoms. This may include avoiding hard foods and gum, hot compresses for your face, and relaxation techniques. We can also give you exercises to strengthen your jaw muscles, prescriptions to relax your jaw muscles, as well as suggest medications to reduce anxiety, inflammation, or pain. You should schedule follow-up visits as recommend, so your team can assess the progress of your TMJ therapy. If you aren't getting the results you want, we can discuss your other treatment options.
The MINT Commitment
We are committed to helping each of our patients obtain the dental care they require to improve their oral health. Our patients get to show off the brightest, healthiest smiles in Sugarland, TX because we are passionate about providing comprehensive and compassionate oral care. The coverage of your PPO dental insurance for TMD diagnostics and TMJ therapy will vary, so we will reach out to your insurance provider to determine your remaining costs. To help make your treatments affordable, we accept many payment methods and we can give you information on medical financing.
Advanced TMJ Treatment
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can become stiff or painful, making it difficult to chew, speak, or enjoy everyday activities. To get a diagnosis and custom treatment plan for temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), schedule a consultation with a board-certified dentist at our modern practice in Sugarland, TX. We will give you a thorough examination before making a diagnosis and explain the best treatment options to alleviate your symptoms. Contact us if you want to schedule a consultation or get more information.