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TMJ Treatment in Greenville, TX

Are you experiencing ongoing headaches, jaw pain and tension? You may be suffering from a TMJ disorder, which can cause immense discomfort and take a toll on your quality of life. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction can be caused by bruxism (teeth grinding), stress, medical conditions and even certain medications. You don’t have to live your life in pain, however! Dr. Graham-Wyatt offers effective, non-invasive TMJ treatments in Greenville, TX, to bring you the relief you deserve.

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Signs You May Have a TMJ Disorder

There are certain signs and symptoms that most TMJ sufferers share:

  • Persistent headaches and migraines 
  • Jaw clicking or “popping” sound when chewing or speaking 
  • Pain and tension in the jaw, face, ears or mouth 
  • Difficulty chewing comfortably 
  • Muscle spasms
Our TMJ Treatment Options

For those dealing with TMJ issues, we offer specialized TMJ treatment options. Our Greenville dentist, Dr. Graham-Wyatt, is experienced in addressing the unique needs of individuals with TMJ disorders. Whether it's through therapeutic exercises, oral appliances, Botox, or other customized treatments, we are dedicated to helping alleviate your TMJ symptoms and improve your overall oral health.

If you have any specific questions about TMJ treatment or any other oral health concerns, please don't hesitate to discuss them with us during your appointment.

TMJ Treatment FAQ

How is TMJ diagnosed?

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Our dentist will discuss your symptoms, conduct a physical examination of your jaw area, and may use dental x-rays, CT scans, or MRI to assess the health of the joint and surrounding structures. A detailed examination helps in accurately diagnosing TMJ disorders.

What treatment options are available for TMJ?

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Treatment for TMJ disorders can range from simple self-care practices and conservative treatments to more complex surgical options. Dr. Graham-Wyatt might suggest pain relievers, muscle relaxants, physical therapy, oral splints, or bite guards. In more severe cases, surgical interventions may be necessary.

Can TMJ go away on its own?

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Some TMJ symptoms can improve without treatment, especially if they're due to temporary stress or minor injury. However, persistent or severe symptoms require medical attention to prevent further complications. Our dentist can provide guidance on managing symptoms and improving jaw function.

How can I prevent TMJ disorders?

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Preventive strategies include avoiding excessive jaw movements, reducing stress, practicing good posture, and using proper techniques to chew food. Our dentist might also recommend exercises to strengthen your jaw muscles, relaxation techniques, or advice on how to align your teeth and jaw properly.

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