Gulf Shore Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Dr. Brian Childs, DDS, FICOI, FAGD & Dr. Andrew Haidet, DMD

How can TMJ treatment benefit me?

Treatment for TMJ can relieve its painful and irritating symptoms. Many of the symptoms associated with TMJ can actually have a devastating impact on your quality of life.

Symptoms of TMJ may make it difficult or impossible to eat certain foods. People with TMJ also experience difficulty speaking and opening their moth fully. In more severe cases, the joint in the jaw (temporomandibular joint, or TMJ) can lock up completely.

The symptoms of TMJ are wide and varied. In fact, it has often been referred to as the “phantom disease” because people do not realize that these seemingly unrelated symptoms are caused by TMJ. As far as your oral health is concerned, the symptoms of TMJ can lead to wearing down of healthy tooth enamel and gradual deterioration of the joints in your jaw.

Drs. Brian and Janet Childs have the necessary training to accurately diagnose TMJ. After reviewing your case, we can make treatment recommendations that address your specific health concerns.

There are various types of therapeutic oral devices available that we can create for you that will guide your jaw into the proper position, relieve the annoying symptoms of TMJ and promote healing of the joint. These oral appliances are custom-made to fit perfectly, making them comfortable and easy to wear