Dr. Eberhard and Dr. Shoukoohi offer excellent TMJ treatment in Cartersville, Georgia, to eliminate the jaw pain you constantly feel.
If you experience chronic headaches, migraines, neck aches, clicking in your jaw, facial pain, or ringing in the ears, you could have a TMJ disorder, and we are happy to help you. TMJ is an acronym for temporomandibular joint, which is the hinge that connects your jaw to your skull and allows you to talk, yawn, and chew. If you experience any of these symptoms, we strongly recommend coming into Mockingbird Dental Associates as soon as possible to treat the problem. There are many things that can cause the TMJ disorder, which include:
- Injury to the jaw or joint
- Injury to the muscles of your head and neck
- Grinding your teeth
- Having arthritis in the joint
- The movement of the soft cushion that sits between the ball and socket of your joint
- Stress, which can make the muscles of your jaw and face tighten
Some common treatments found in the dental field include taking medications, wearing a splint or nightguard, and having dental work done. If your disorder is not severe enough for these treatments, your dentist may suggest using home remedies, which include icing and heating the area, eating soft foods, and keeping your teeth slightly apart.
For more information on how we can help you, call our office today and talk to a member of our team!