Nashville Smile Team Can Help You with TMJ / TMD
Get help with your TMJ pain from Nashville Smile Team. Whether you have occasional TMJ pain or it seems to be impacting your daily life, there is help available. The first step is to make an appointment for a TMJ consultation. Drs Rushing and Coulter and the entire Nashville Smile Team offer an anxiety-free experience with a great success rate for helping TMJ patients. We would be happy to meet with you for a no-obligation consultation.
About TMJ and Causes
Temporomandibular joint disorder can involve mild, moderate, or severe pain. Symptoms tend to come out especially during times of stress and it can put a big damper on your quality of life because stress and TMJ are a bit of a double-edged sword, one exacerbating the other.
This joint at the hinge of your jaw is subjected to a lot of work and pressure on a daily basis. Talking, eating, teeth-clenching… when you endure stress you probably clench it. And that can make it worse. TMJ can happen due to problems with the alignment of your jaw, due to trauma to the jaw, or it could be something you were born with.
TMJ / TMD Symptoms
Symptoms of TMJ range from migraine and cluster headaches to ear pain to back pain, ringing in the ears, neck and shoulder aches, pain behind the eyes…the list goes on. Most people notice clicking in the jaw and some experience jaw locking.
Treatment for TMJ in Nashville, TN
Dr. Rushing and Dr. Coulter have had great success with their TMJ treatments, which can include customized night guards and splints that stop you from clenching at nighttime (which is a big problem for many TMJ sufferers, especially during stressful times), as well as Juvederm or Botox injections, which can relax those muscles, anti-inflammatory medications, and there are recommended jaw exercises that can help, too.
Book Your TMJ Consultation
At Nashville Smile Tea, we can help you stop TMJ from hurting your quality of life. Book a consultation so we can review your jaw alignment and make recommendations. In addition to TMJ help, you can also talk to us about bleeding gums, oral cancer screening, sedation dentistry, smile makeovers, and more. We are a full-service general and cosmetic dentistry practice with a great reputation for being gentle and for delivering beautiful and healthy smiles.
Call (615) 645-0663 today.