TMJ Treatment in Alexandria, LA

What is TMJ Disorder?

If you’ve been experiencing persistent jaw pain or have noticed a “popping” sensation when opening or closing your mouth, your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) could be under strain.

These joints are found on both sides of the head and are responsible for the movement of your jaw. Injury or long-term strain on the TMJ can cause temporomandibular disorders (TMD) that lead to jaw pain and the sensation of clicking. Learn how Dr. Moylan at Alexandria Smile Center can help relieve your symptoms and resolve the cause of your TMD symptoms.

Symptoms of TMD

If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, Dr. Moylan recommends scheduling an appointment to have your jaw professionally examined. Common signs of TMJ disorder include:

  • Frequent pain and tenderness in the jaw
  • Inflammation in the jawbone or joint
  • Headaches, toothaches, or earaches
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Difficulty chewing or pain when chewing
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth

Causes of TMD

TMJ disorders can be caused by several aggravating factors or a combination of influences. For this reason, it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of the disorder. Our expert Alexandria dentist will work with you to determine the cause of your TMD symptoms and establish a treatment plan.

Some causes of TMJ disorders may include:

  • Erosion or displacement of the disk in the joint
  • Joint cartilage damaged by arthritis
  • Wear on the joint from bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • Joint damage by an impact

Jaw Relief With TMJ Treatment

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You Don’t Have to Get By With TMJ Pain

The Alexandria Smile Center  offers reliable and effective treatment to tackle the causes of TMD. Help save yourself from more jaw pain by having your condition evaluated early. You’ll be glad you acted quickly to help protect your jaw and relieve your pain. Contact us today at (318) 545-7606 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Moylan.

Alexandria Smile Center

3511 Parliament Ct.
Alexandria, LA 71303

Office Hours

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