tmj disorder

TMJ Disorder
Symptoms & Treatments

A TMJ disorder can be a very painful condition. Those who suffer from it may worry that there is a more serious problem at hand or that the pain and discomfort may never go away. We provide patients with effective treatment options that allow the joint to recover while helping them feel more comfortable.

What is a TMJ disorder?

A TMJ disorder is a collective term for any problem affecting the temporo-mandibular joint (the tiny joint on the side of the head near the ears) and the surrounding muscles. The TMJ is a delicate, sensitive joint.

A disorder affecting the TMJ can be caused by a number of factors:

  • the muscle may be spasming
  • the joint may have been injured
  • the disk may be slipping

In some cases, the cause of the disorder is unclear and may be stress-related.

? What are the symptoms of a TMJ disorder?

Patients who are suffering from a TMJ disorder can experience a wide range of symptoms that range from unpleasant to extremely painful. Some common symptoms include:

  • jaw pain
  • ear pain
  • headaches
  • pain when chewing
  • facial pain
  • clicking or popping sounds
  • jaw locking

? How is a TMJ disorder treated?

In order to treat a TMJ disorder, we first need to try to get an idea of what caused it.

We understand how frustrating and painful a TMJ disorder can be, which is why we do everything possible to make sure our patients get relief.

2017 Talk Awards

About Us

Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is committed to delivering high quality dental services using a conservative approach. We employ state-of-the-art techniques and high tech dental equipment to stay on the cutting edge of dentistry– giving you and your family the healthy, clean smile you deserve.

Better Business Bureau
Alpharetta Business Association

Recent Blog Posts

Should I Get Dental Implants or Dentures? Here’s Your Answer.

Should I Get Dental Implants or Dentures? Here’s Your Answer.

It’s finally time. You’ve been thinking about it for a long time and ha>>
5 Checkpoints for Healthy Teeth and Gums

5 Checkpoints for Healthy Teeth and Gums

When people think about their oral health, the first thing that comes to mi>>
Dental Care Tips for Seniors: 6 Things to Keep Your Mouth Healthy

Dental Care Tips for Seniors: 6 Things to Keep Your Mouth Healthy

Whether you’re 9 years or 99 years old, dental care is important. If you’re>>

 This website provides dental information and is intended only to assist users in their personal search for a general dentist or a cosmetic dentist. You are urged to seek the advice of an experienced dentist or a professional before undergoing any dental procedure. The site is not intended for use by individuals with any type of health condition. Such individuals are specifically warned to seek professional medical advice prior to receiving any extensive dental work.