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TMD/TMJ Treatment in Buckhead

Reducing Symptoms & Correcting Bite Problems

At Premier Dental Care of Buckhead, our Atlanta dentist team offers quality dental care for a wide range of problems. If you need TMD/TMJ treatment in Atlanta or the surrounding areas, we provide patient-centered care with treatment that is designed to meet the unique needs of each patient.

Contact our office at (404) 491-7711 for an appointment to learn about the treatment options for TMD/TMJ.

Symptoms & Treatment of TMD/TMJ

Temporomandibular joint disorder, or more commonly known as TMD or TMJ, is a misalignment of the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. The misalignment causes the jaw to lock. This locking of the jaw, teeth clenching, and grinding are some of the most common symptoms of TMD.

Other common TMD symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Clicking or popping in the jaw
  • Facial pain
  • Tinnitus or ringing in the ears
  • Numbness in the fingers and arms

There are options for treating TMD to relieve your symptoms. When the jaw is misaligned, realigning the jaw can help improve your symptoms and restore your comfort. The misalignment of the jaw is corrected with the use of small plastic appliances, known as splints. The splints work to gradually and gently realign your jaw to the correct position, which resolves symptoms and restores comfort.

Bite Balancing Treatment

Bite problems are associated with TMD/TMJ symptoms, including tooth sensitivity, cracks or fractures in the teeth, teeth grinding, headaches, muscle pain, bone loss, and discomfort. Fortunately, our Buckhead dentist is knowledgeable in the process of correcting bite problems or bite balancing. This process involves evaluating how the teeth contact and making corrections. Dr. Brown evaluates your bite and changes the teeth as needed, either by adding or removing small amounts of the tooth surface to improve how the teeth fit together. Models are used in a trial balancing procedure to create a plan that will work for you.

If you have symptoms of TMD/TMJ, call (404) 491-7711 to schedule an appointment.

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