Do you suffer from uncomfortable symptoms related to jaw pain, like headaches, migraines, tenderness, or painful chewing? At Cascade Dental Care, our providers are trained to offer specialized treatment for TMJ. Our team is prepared to take a personalized approach to ease your symptoms, providing the top TMJ treatment from North Spokane to South Hill, and beyond!
What Is TMJ?
TMD (temporomandibular disorders) is most commonly referred to as TMJ. Characterized by significant pain in the jaw and limitation in jaw joint movement, this condition is known to affect chewing, talking, and swallowing. In some cases, TMJ can even cause issues that disrupt normal breathing.
Several symptoms are most often associated with TMJ, including recurrent facial pain, facial sensitivity, swelling, constant teeth grinding, the locking of the jaw joint, and a limited range of motion in the jaw.
Symptoms vary, but can also include:
- Headaches and migraines
- Pain and tenderness around the jaw, ears, cheeks, and neck
- Stiffness in the jaw
- Pain while yawning
- Painful chewing
- Uncontrolled changed in facial expression
- Locking of the jaw
- Changes in fit between the upper and lower teeth
If you're experiencing significant discomfort and pain related to the symptoms of TMJ, our team will perform an examination to determine the best treatment route for you!
Find Relief With TMJ Treatments
At Cascade Dental Care, our team provides a selection of treatment options to help relieve the symptoms of TMJ!
If you are diagnosed with this condition, our team is prepared to help ease your discomfort with a selection of treatment options, including:
- Oral Appliance (Bruxism Mouth Guard)
- Medicinal Therapy
- Injection Treatments
Injection treatments are usually associated with cosmetic practices, but when used in just the right place, they can relieve the more severe symptoms of TMJ. These injections can be a helpful solution for painful migraines, earaches, jaw tension, and more!
Your facial appearance will be unaffected by this type of TMJ treatment. You'll only notice the reduction in pain!