Your TMJ (temporomandibular) joints connect your lower jaw to your skull, facilitating chewing, speaking, and other essential movements. It is an intricate network — and when dysfunction strikes, it can leave patients reeling with unpleasant and even debilitating symptoms. At Today’s Dental, Dr. Michael Allport is highly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ disorder. He can help you overcome the condition with effective therapy options that restore your overall quality of life. Contact our Dayton, TN practice today to schedule your first appointment! Our team looks forward to meeting you.
TMJ disorder can be complex, and not every patient will exhibit the same symptoms. However, there are some common indications that you can look out for, including the following:
After providing an in-depth consultation and diagnosing the severity of your TMJ disorder, you and Dr. Allport will work together to determine the best plan of action. Occlusal splints cushion the jaw and help prevent bruxism (teeth grinding/clenching), a common source of TMJ disorder. The diligent use of an occlusal splint can even create long-term improvements over time.
Alternatively, if malocclusion (a problem with the bite) is the source, the restorative adjustment of one or more teeth might be necessary to create a more harmonious fit for your smile. Our goal is to help you get back to living your best life!