TMD / TMJ Treatment

Have you noticed frequent pain in your jaw? Perhaps the pain is intense when you’re eating or chewing.  Unfortunately, jaw pain is a common issue for many people. While occasional jaw pain may not be a cause for concern, persistent or severe jaw pain isn’t something you should have to live with.

If you’re dealing with jaw pain, it could be because of issues with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) that attaches the jaw to the skull.

TMD / TMJ Treatment in Oklahoma City

While diagnosing and treating jaw pain can sometimes be complex, the experienced dentistry team at OKC Smiles provides effective treatment options to patients throughout the Oklahoma City area.

Find out more about TMJ treatment options by giving us a call today. You can also reach out to book an appointment.

What Is TMJ Disorder?

Woman with jaw pain and headache from TMD in Oklahoma CityThe temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects your jaw bone to your skull. It is often just referred to as your TMJ. TMD is the term used for the intense discomfort and pain caused by dysfunction within the TMJ region of the head.

Unfortunately, not all dental offices are equipped to handle TMJ disorders and the accompanying jaw pain, as it sometimes involves a variety of treatment methods and some trial and error to find what works for you. However, you won’t have this problem when you partner with our skilled dental professionals.

At OKC Smiles, we can properly diagnose TMD and get you started on the road to pain relief and recovery. We have the equipment, tools, and experience necessary to help you and your unique situation.

What Are the Symptoms of TMJD?

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction includes a wide range of symptoms. This may include issues with the bones, tendons, muscles, and/or alignment of the joint. People who suffer from TMD often experience migraines, headaches, and debilitating pain. This isn’t the type of pain that you can ignore, and it will quickly impact your quality of life.

If left untreated, you may sorely regret it. Because of the joint position, you may experience pain with simple daily tasks like speaking, chewing, yawning, smiling, etc. TMJ treatment is nothing to take lightly or put off. If you’re noticing jaw pain, it’s always better to get it assessed quickly. The earlier you can get treatment, the sooner you can find relief.

Treatment for TMJ/TMD near Moore and Norman, OK

Man with head and jaw pain needs TMD treatment in Norman OKIf you are experiencing severe migraines and/or neck pain, you may be suffering from a TMJ-related abnormality. People are often amazed that such intense discomfort can be effectively treated and dispelled by a dentist. The doctors and staff at OKC Smiles take patient care seriously and invest the time and resources necessary to help you with this serious disorder.

Though the pain and discomfort caused by TMD may not have reached a level you cannot tolerate, don’t put off taking care of it. We will partner with you to develop a comfortable and affordable TMJ treatment plan to take care of any discomfort and related issues that arise from TMD. Together, we can prevent more chronic issues down the road.

General treatment options for TMJ include:

  • Physical therapy for your jaw muscles
  • Pain relievers and other medications
  • Muscle relaxers (Botox injections)
  • Oral splints
  • Mouth guards

OKC Smiles offers one treatment for TMD that many dentists don’t: Botox injections. While most people associate Botox with plastic surgery and facial aesthetics, it can also be a great muscle relaxant for TMD. Relaxing the muscles around the joint can significantly reduce pain in many cases.

We will find the right kind of treatment for you so that you can get back to living your life. Dr. Phan and his friendly staff will use various diagnostic tests to determine the source of the pain. From there, we will develop a plan to reduce and remove the pain.

Get Help for TMJ Pain in Oklahoma City!

If you are experiencing migraines or neck pain, schedule an appointment with OKC Smiles today. You will be happy (and relieved) that you did because you’ll be able to enjoy life more fully without carrying around constant, nagging pain with you.

We treat TMJ in patients who come to us from all over the Oklahoma City area, including Moore, OK, and Norman, OK. Call today to schedule an appointment.

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