• 400 Meadowmont Village Circle Chapel Hill, NC 27517
  • Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Phone: (919) 969-9330
TMJ Treatments

TMJ Treatments

Anyone that has had to deal with a TMJ disorder knows how painful it can be. Meadowmont Dentistry can help in the diagnosis and treatment of these problems. We use the latest techniques and technology to help treat your condition. Don’t continue to live with TMJ pain. We will handle your TMJ problems in a calm and comfortable environment. You’re already dealing with enough. Make sure that your dentist appointment is a pleasant one. Use our website to arrange an appointment today or give us a call to talk to one of our experts. See how Meadowmont Dentistry can treat your TMJ disorder today.

Taking Care of TMJ Dysfunctions

We understand that TMJ is much more than just jaw pain. It’s a real issue that can affect your quality of life. That’s why we want to do everything we can to help ease your pain. Our trained experts use CT scanning to diagnose potential problems. These advanced practices let us make the most accurate assessment possible. That way we can make sure we recommend only the most effective treatment. Our dentists and trained staff will do everything we can to treat your TMJ disorder. We want to get you back to being pain free. Discover more about TMJ and what we can do to treat it.

What is TMJ?

TMJ describes the temporomandibular joint. That’s the joint that connects your jaw to the rest of your skull. These muscles and joints help you chew, talk, yawn, and more. TMD stands for temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). It’s a type of disorder that happens when problems develop between your jaw muscles and the joint. People that suffer from TMD can experience a wide range of unpleasant symptoms. This can include annoying noises (like clicks and pops), difficulty chewing, and facial swelling. Your jaws could actually become fixed in open or closed positions. TMD is the second most common cause for jaw and mouth pain. It ranks  only behind toothaches.

What Can We Do for TMJ?

The key to TMJ treatment is an early diagnosis.  When TMD is caught early, when symptoms are only mild or moderate, we have a variety of successful treatment options.  These range from practices as simple as adjusting life habits and TMJ massage and exercise therapies, to bite adjustments and night guard appliance treatments.   All these options are designed to help minimize the destructive forces that clenching and grinding place on the jaw muscles/TMJ and help restore natural function and decrease pain.  Various medications like mild muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatories are also sometimes used in conjunction with these treatments. For more severe TMD, orthognathic and TMJ surgeries are sometimes required.

Trust Us to Treat Your TMJ Dysfunction

At Meadowmont Dentistry, we believe no one should be forced to deal with chronic pain – we want to help.  You don’t have to go thru life suffering the pains and inconveniences caused by TMJ Dysfunction. There are many treatment options available.  Let us find the right one for you. Speak with our doctors and staff today to see how we can help get you pain free and comfortable at last!

About Meadowmont Dentistry

Meadowmont Dentistry is a full-service family dentist located in the heart of Chapel Hill, NC’s Meadowmont Village. Our friendly team of dentists and hygienists and our relaxed, welcoming office environment make us the premier dental specialists in the local area.