Here at Amesbury Family Dental, among the many expert services we are pleased to offer is treatment for TMJ, a condition that can cause frustration as well as pain. Our practice is committed to finding the best and most effective solutions.
TMJ is a shortened way of referring to the temperomandibular joint, which connects your lower jaw, or mandible, to the temporal bone in your skull. When it is not functioning as it should, you may have what is called TMJ disorder. You use your jaws so much that anything interfering with their smooth operation is going to be noticeable. Chewing, speaking, laughing, and yawning all require your jaws to move. There are certain signs that indicate your need to come in for our Merrimac TMJ treatment. Pain in your jaw, of course, is a key one. However, the pain can radiate throughout your face, even up to your ears. You may find it uncomfortable to chew your food, have tenderness in the jaw area, of discover that your jaws are locking up on you. Clicking or other sounds may also occur. What causes all of this in the first place? It may be that you suffered an accident or injury. Or it could be due to arthritis or disk erosion. When you arrive for your examination, our dentist will take x-rays in order to help pinpoint the cause and more importantly, determine the severity. Our Merrimac TMJ treatment will vary because each person is different. Your needs are unique, and it’s important to tailor a strategy that is most likely to provide you with outstanding results quickly with the least amount of complication.
Simply contact our office and let us book an appointment for you to be examined and evaluated so you can take advantage of our Merrimac TMJ treatment.