Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, also known as TMD, is a complex condition that affects the jaw and the muscles that control it. It can cause a variety of symptoms, including jaw pain, headaches, earaches, and difficulty opening or closing the mouth. At Lakeside Dental Care, we understand the impact that TMD can have on your daily life and we are dedicated to providing effective, compassionate care to alleviate your pain and help you achieve optimal oral health. Our TMD relief care is featured under our general dentistry services.
TMD can be caused by a variety of factors, such as misaligned bite, teeth grinding, or jaw injury. Some of the common signs of TMD are jaw pain, headaches, earaches, clicking or popping of the jaw, difficulty opening or closing the mouth, and pain or tenderness in the jaw, face, neck, or shoulders.
At our dental practice in Orange Park, Florida, we offer a wide range of treatments to alleviate TMD symptoms and improve the function of the jaw. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that your treatment is safe, effective, and as comfortable as possible. Our team will work closely with you to address your concerns, answer your questions, and provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your care.
We may also offer nightguards, a custom-made dental appliance that is worn at night to help prevent teeth grinding and clenching, which can contribute to TMD. Nightguards are designed to create a barrier between the upper and lower teeth, protecting them from the damaging effects of grinding and clenching. It is a non-invasive treatment option that can be very effective in preventing further damage to the teeth, jaw and muscles.
At Lakeside Dental Care, we understand that TMD can be a complex and frustrating condition to deal with, but with the right treatment, it can be effectively managed. Our team of experienced dentists and dental technicians have the expertise and technology to address all your dental needs. We are the best in treating TMD and we are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care and achieving the best results for our patients.