TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders affect the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. Those who suffer from TMJ disorders often experience pain, discomfort, jaw problems, migraine headaches, and earaches, among other symptoms. Some of the causes of TMJ disorders include, but are not limited to:
• Teeth grinding and clenching
• Poor posture
• Illness or disease
• Bite misalignment
At Crestway Park Dental in Athens, we provide TMJ treatment to help alleviate the pain associated with TMJ disorders. Because there are so many causes of TMJ disorders, your treatment will be personalized to fit your unique needs. Based on your needs and the severity of your condition, our dentists may recommend BOTOX® therapy, a special type of mouth guard, or a surgical treatment. If you are experiencing any pain in the jaw, or if you have been diagnosed with TMJ disorders, please call our office soon to receive the help you need to live a pain-free life.