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Your TMJ Disorder Could Be Causing Lasting Damage To Your Teeth

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If you have some form of TMJ disorder that is causing you headaches and other painful symptoms, call Advanced Dental Concepts at 916-945-9985 today to book a consultation to find out if a teeth grinding and TMJ treatment could help you.

Along with services you’d expect from a dentist, like general dentistry and restorative dentistry, we also offer some that you might not expect at our Roseville, CA dentist office. Instead of sending you to an oral and maxillofacial specialist for help with your jaw troubles, we can assess and address your problem.

Our dentist, Dr. David Miller, is one of very few dentists in the world to be honored with advanced standing by four major TMJ organizations. He has lectured and shared his knowledge on treating TMJ disorders and he always stays current and ahead-of-the-curve on research and the latest treatments through annual training.

For your convenience, we accept a large variety of payment options and open extra early at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Don’t let financial and scheduling concerns stand between you and jaw pain relief!

Don’t Let Your TMJ Disorder Damage Your Smile

TMJ is short for temporomandibular joint, which is just the technical term for the complex joints that connect your lower jaw to your head.

Because these joints are so complex (try moving your jaw around to see how many directions you can, for example) a lot of issues can potentially occur if it doesn’t function properly. You should see a professional for an evaluation if you suspect a problem, but here are just a few symptoms you should keep an eye out for:

  • Pain and/or tenderness in your jaw, face, neck, and shoulders
  • Involuntary teeth grinding
  • Frequent headaches, especially first thing in the morning when you wake up
  • Swelling of the jaw
  • Popping, clicking, grating sounds in your jaw joints
  • Difficulty opening your mouth wide
  • A jaw that gets stuck closed or opened

But your improper jaw function could also have repercussions for your smile if you don’t do something about it. Because you likely grind and clench your teeth as part of your jaw dysfunction, there’s a very good chance you could damage them, whether that means chipping your teeth, wearing them down, or some other problem.

If this happens to you, we can help repair your smile with various restorative services. But the easiest thing would be to avoid damaging your teeth in the first place. Dr. Miller knows several ways to examine your TMJ and, depending on your particular case, can provide various treatment options, including:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication to relax your jaw so it can heal
  • Physical therapy to reduce tension in your facial muscles
  • Orthodontics and other dental services, like dental crowns, that will shift your jaw alignment into a better position
  • A custom-made dental splint that will prevent teeth grinding and jaw clenching

Stop living in pain due to a TMJ disorder and call Advanced Dental Concepts at 916-945-9985 today to book a consultation for a teeth grinding and TMJ treatment. You can also schedule online.

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