What do you know about TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dentistry? Do you know what you can do if you have problems with your TMJ, and why it’s important to address issues with your TMJ? Dr. Dale Gallagher offers TMJ treatment for our patients in Austin, Texas, to provide relief for painful TMJ disorders.
TMJ is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. If it is damaged or not working properly, you may experience pain in your jaw, a clicking or popping sound, ear pain, headaches, and sore, and stiff jaw muscles. Our oral surgeon can help you determine the cause of your TMJ disorder and recommend the appropriate treatment. Treatment for the TMJ will depend on the cause and severity of your TMJ disorder.
If you have a problem with your TMJ, Dr. Gallagher may give you conservative self-treatments to begin, such as jaw and facial relaxation exercises or a slight change to your diet. If you grind your teeth at night, you may benefit from wearing a night guard to resolve the problem since teeth grinding can lead to TMJ issues.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of TMJ disorder, or are concerned with the health of your TMJ, we can help. And if you are simply interested in scheduling an appointment with our team, we invite you to call us at 512-258-1636. Our team is here to help you achieve the healthy, confident smile you deserve!