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TMJ Treatment

Do you suffer from frequent headaches, jaw pain or locking of the jaw? You may have temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, and luckily Complete Dental Leland in Leland, NC can help. We provide customized mouthguards that can help with the pain and also provide education on reducing your TMJ symptoms.

What is TMJ Disorder?

TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) is a disorder that affects the muscles, ligaments, discs, and bones that enable your jaw to work properly. Due to the hinge that connects the upper and lower jaw not functioning, patients often experience feelings that their jaw is clicking, popping or getting stuck.

Common symptoms of Temporomandibular (TMJ) Disorder

Common symptoms TMJ disorder patients experience are:

  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Clicking / Popping of Jaw
  • Jaw / Facial Pain
  • Difficulty opening or closing mouth
  • Stiffness of Shoulder / Neck
  • Earache
  • Ringing in ears
  • Dizziness

Are There Treatments for TMJ Disorder?

Luckily there are various treatments that can help with TMJ disorder. At Complete Dental Leland we recommend TMJ night mouth guards for our patients.

Custom Mouth Guards

Customized night guards can be made using molds of your mouth and can help protect your teeth and jaw from experiencing TMJ disorder symptoms. Other treatment options include:

  • Relaxation/stretching techniques that can decrease tension in the jaw
  • Ice pack to decrease inflammation
  • Modification of diet, including foods that require less chewing and jaw movements
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Botox injections

Stop living your life in pain; contact Complete Dental Leland in Leland, NC near Wilmington, NC today and schedule an appointment for TMJ treatment. We are always happy to see new patients and look forward to relieving your pain!