TMJ/TMD

in Mansfield

Tired of the aches and pain of a sore jaw? We can help with TMJ/TMD in Mansfield

“I absolutely love the care my family receives at Mansfield Dental Center. I’ve been a patient for years. They’re prompt and efficient but never in a hurry, providing excellent service in the front office and back. Yeah, a great team!”

Do you suffer from persistent jaw pain, tension headaches, or worn teeth? If so, you may be suffering from TMJ (also referred to as TMD), a potentially painful structural jaw disorder that can usually be treated successfully at Mansfield Dental Center to lessen or entirely suppress discomfort and pain.

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction/disorder (TMJ/TMD) is a fairly common problem in that it affects 20 to 30 percent of the adult population, mostly between the ages of 20 and 40. It is more common in females, and although headaches can be caused by a number of different complications, tension headaches are a primary symptom of TMJ. While they aren’t life-threatening, up to 90 percent of the population suffers from tension headaches—and they can be debilitating.

These tension headaches, if caused by TMJ, stem from the jaw joint, surrounding muscles of the jaw, and the jaw itself. Typically a stress reaction, clenching or grinding of teeth (commonly occurring while sleeping) is the primary culprit of TMJ. Our dentists will administer a series of tests to determine the cause of your headaches or TMJ, and develop a personalized approach to treat your specific condition.

Call Mansfield Dental Center to book an appointment, and start treating your TMJ today.

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