People experiencing TMJ pain suffer near unrelenting torment as they endure jaw pain and other discomforts connected to this condition. Perhaps you’ve been looking for dental practice providing TMJ treatment in Charlottesville, Virginia, to find relief? Well, you can now consult Bearley Dental; Dr. Daniel Bearley can provide solutions to help ease your painful TMJ symptoms.
TMJ is an acronym representing “temporomandibular joint,” the part of our skull that hinges on the lower jaw. There are times when this joint can experience some issues, causing symptoms such as lockjaw and pain in either the open or closed position. Patients suffering from chronic issues associated with TMJ are sometimes also diagnosed with TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). This ailment impacts the quality of a patient’s life as it can lead to:
At Bearley Dental, Dr. Bearley and his team will evaluate you to determine which treatment option best suits your unique situation. Treatment can vary depending on the treatment option that’s best for you. The treatment Dr. Bearley recommends can differ based mostly on the severity of your condition and also what has worked to help ease the discomfort of patients in similar cases.
One of the most common forms of treatment is oral appliance therapy. This treatment uses a customized mouthguard a patient wears during the day or night that helps realign the jaw while reducing tension within the temporomandibular joint. The relief of this tension can alleviate localized pain while reducing chromic migraines and headaches often linked to TMJ/TMD. Dr. Bearley may also recommend a few highly-effective massages or exercises designed to reduce discomfort in your jaw as well.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel of TMJ pain, and it’s just a phone call away. Call Bearley Dental at (434) 443-8034 and schedule your consultation with Dr. Bearley today. Our office is at 901 Preston Ave, Ste 200, Charlottesville, VA 22903.