Discover Effective and Gentle TMJ Treatment at 32 Pearls— University Place/ Tacoma Dental Clinic.
Welcome to 32 Pearls, your go-to dental clinic for comprehensive care, including the treatment of TMJ disorders. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing personalized solutions that address your unique needs and concerns.
What is TMJ?
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a complex joint that connects your jawbone to your skull. TMJ disorders can occur when there is a problem with the joint, the muscles that control it, or both. Symptoms can include pain or tenderness in the jaw, face, or neck, clicking or popping sounds when you open or close your mouth, difficulty chewing, and even headaches.
How can we help?
At 32 Pearls, we take a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating TMJ disorders. Our team will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, jaws, and muscles to determine the root cause of your symptoms. We may also use advanced imaging technology, such as X-rays or CT scans, to get a better look at your joint and surrounding structures. Other things we might help with:
Lifestyle modifications: We may recommend changes to your diet, exercise routine, or sleeping habits to alleviate your symptoms.
Oral appliances: We can custom-fit an oral appliance, such as a splint or mouthguard, to reposition your jaw and reduce pain.
Physical therapy: We may recommend exercises or stretches to strengthen the muscles around your joint and improve its range of motion.
Medications: In some cases, we may prescribe medications, such as muscle relaxants or anti-inflammatory drugs, to manage your pain.
TMJ disorders can have various causes, including trauma to the jaw, arthritis, misaligned teeth or bite, stress, and teeth grinding or clenching. However, the exact cause of TMJ disorders is not always clear.
Some common symptoms of TMJ disorders include pain or tenderness in the jaw, face, or neck, clicking or popping sounds when you open or close your mouth, difficulty chewing, and headaches. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is best to see a dentist or doctor for an evaluation.
While TMJ disorders are not typically considered life-threatening, they can cause significant discomfort and impact your daily life. Severe cases of TMJ disorders can even lead to jaw locking, making it difficult to open or close your mouth.
A dentist is the best healthcare provider to diagnose and treat TMJ disorders. Your dentist can conduct a comprehensive evaluation, including a physical examination and imaging tests, to determine the root cause of your symptoms. From there, they can develop a personalized treatment plan to address your unique needs and provide relief from pain and discomfort.
In some cases, your dentist may refer you to a specialist, such as an oral surgeon or a physical therapist, to provide more specialized care. Overall, early detection and treatment of TMJ disorders are essential for a successful outcome, so it’s important to seek medical attention if you suspect you may have a TMJ disorder.
Why choose 32 Pearls for help with TMJ?
At 32 Pearls, we are committed to providing high-quality care in a warm and welcoming environment. Our team stays up-to-date with the latest advances in TMJ treatment to ensure that you receive the most effective and innovative care possible. We also take the time to educate our patients about their condition and treatment options, so you can make informed decisions about your dental health.
In addition to our personalized approach to TMJ treatment, we also offer a range of amenities to ensure your comfort and relaxation during your visit. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with modern technology and equipment, and our team uses gentle and minimally-invasive techniques to minimize any discomfort.
At 32 Pearls, we also understand that dental visits can be stressful for some patients, especially those with TMJ disorders. That’s why we offer sedation options, including nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation, to help you feel calm and comfortable during your treatment.
We are proud to serve our community with comprehensive dental care, including the treatment of TMJ disorders. Our commitment to exceptional patient care, advanced technology, and a comfortable environment sets us apart from other dental clinics.
We invite you to experience the difference for yourself. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a pain-free and healthy smile.
Don’t let TMJ pain and discomfort disrupt your daily life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you find relief.