What You Should Do About Your TMJ Disorder

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What do you know about TMJ disorder? Do you know how you might be able to recognize the symptoms of this serious condition? Do you know what you should do about this problem? Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to recognize and address TMJ disorder.

TMJD, also known as temporomandibular joint disorder, can be caused by a variety of issues, such as injuries, accidents, or even teeth grinding. Fortunately, if you have this condition, simple pain medication should be enough to ease your discomfort until you can visit our team. If your TMJ is caused by teeth grinding, our team may be able to make a custom mouthguard for you.

Please note that several symptoms could be indicative of TMJD. For instance, if you are dealing with this symptom, you could hear ringing or clicking sounds in your ear, experience regular headaches—either severe or mild—and soreness in your jaw. Similarly, if you grind your teeth regularly, you could be dealing with TMJ.

If you’re suffering from TMJ disorder, our team can help. Dr. Clell M. Morris will be happy to examine the health of your teeth and give you the personalized advice you need. If you would like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact Forsyth Dental Center at 478-994-0440 . We look forward to hearing from you soon.