Get Help for TMJ/ TMD

Do you have jaw pain or other TMJ symptoms? Are you aware that migraines, headaches, ear pain, and back and shoulder pain could be related to your jaw?

TMJ / TMD treatment is available in Dickson, TN from Accent Smile Center. Dr. Ford Gatgens and his Dickson dental team know the impact that TMJ pain and symptoms can have on your life. Talk to us about how we can help you overcome TMJ pain.

TMJ Symptoms

The temporomandibular joint connects your jaw to your skull and this joint can be a source of symptoms and discomfort to some. For some, TMJ pain can be more than a mere nuisance; it can be debilitating.

Because the jaw is constantly in motion, between eating, talking, and chewing gum those with TMJ symptoms can suffer in a variety of ways.

There are some common symptoms of TMJ, such as:

  • Jaw pain
  • Clicking jaw
  • Locking jaw
  • Ringing in the ears or pain in the ears
  • Migraine headaches, headaches and TMJ can be connected
  • Neck and back pain
  • And more

TMJ disorder, often referred to as TMD, can be caused by a number of reasons and not all those reasons are necessarily known.

It could be stress, ongoing clenching, injury to the jaw, joint degeneration, and other reasons that result in TMJ symptoms.

Symptoms can be exacerbated when you are under stress.

Whether you have moderate or severe symptoms and whether they happen occasionally or frequently, there is help available to eliminate pain and associated symptoms.

Overcome TMJ Pain at Dickson, TN’s Accent Smile Center

The sooner you get a TMJ assessment, the sooner Dr. Gatgens can examine your mouth and try to determine if there is an easily treatable cause for these symptoms.

Our treatments can include jaw exercises, anti-inflammatory medication, Botox, behavior modification, and a customized nightguard to be worn at night to stop clenching and teeth grinding.

Other treatment options are also available and most options do not involve surgery. At Accent Smile Center in Dickson, TN we treat each patient individually, looking at your overall health as well as your oral health.

Book an appointment with Dr. Ford Gatgens today for a TMJ assessment and let our team help you stop TMJ pain and symptoms from plaguing your life.