TMJ Therapy in Brentwood, TN
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Dr. Ashish Patel helps treat your jaw problems and jaw pain.
TMJ, short for temporomandibular joints, includes the jaw muscles and joints that let you open and close your mouth to eat, speak, and yawn. The TMJ is a complex system, and if there’s a problem with it, this prevents the jaw from functioning properly – called a TMJ disorder. Causes of TMJ disorder include teeth grinding, jaw misalignment, stress, injury, and arthritis.
Signs of TMJ disorder:
Advantages of TMJ Disorder Treatment
Here are just a few reasons why our dental patients appreciate our TMJ treatment.
At Nashville Dentistry Co., we’ll create a treatment plan that’s easy to follow.
Your whole health will improve when your oral health improves.
How TMJ Disorder Treatment Works
Treating TMJ disorder with Dr. Ashish Patel starts with a diagnosis.
FAQs About TMJ
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- What is the main cause of TMJ?
There are several causes of TMJ disorder, including teeth grinding, jaw misalignment, congenital growth, stress, mouth injury, and arthritis.
The cause of TMJ disorder can include physical and emotional stress. Daily stress can lead to jaw clenching, which causes pressure on the jaw and its muscles and ligaments.
TMJ disorder can cause jaw pain, neck pain, earaches, headaches, inability to open the mouth fully, and a popping jaw.
- Does TMJ go away?
With TMJ treatment at Nashville Dentistry Co. we can find the best way to ease your jaw pain.
- How long does it take for TMJ to go away?
TMJ flare-ups can last for several hours to days, but there are ways to prevent flare-ups at home.
Contact us to find the best treatment to control your TMJ disorder and, in turn, the TMJ flare-ups as well.
- What happens if TMJ is left untreated?
TMJ disorder is not life-threatening but can turn into a debilitating condition if left untreated. TMJ pain and discomfort can become chronic and even cause anxiety and depression.
Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is one of the leading reasons for chronic jaw and facial pain. Don’t let TMJ disorder slow you down. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Ashish Patel today.
- What can a dentist do for TMJ?
As a leading Brentwood dentist Dr. Patel can help diagnose and treat your TMJ disorder by creating a custom treatment plan starting with the easiest and least invasive options.
If your TMJ disorder is caused by jaw clenching or teeth grinding, then your dentist can make a custom nightguard to prevent this.