Relieve Pain and Smile Again
with TMJ/TMD Treatment
TMJ/TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder) is a painful issue that affects millions of Americans each year. The disorder is caused by abnormalities in the hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull. If you experience frequent jaw pain and think you may have TMJ/TMD, you don't need to suffer in pain! Call us today to schedule a diagnostic appointment!
Know the Signs
What Is TMJ/TMD?
Frequent headaches, stiff jaw muscles and discomfort, and difficulty sleeping are all signs of TMJ/TMD. TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder) is caused by abnormalities in the joint that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull. Since this joint is responsible for the movement of your mouth during daily activities like speaking, eating, smiling, and chewing, TMJ/TMD can greatly disrupt a patient’s life. If you are experiencing these symptoms, give us a call today to go over your options and discuss which solutions will work best for you.
Take the First Step
Get an Expert Diagnosis
If you believe you are suffering from TMJ/TMD, Dr. Graves will assess your temporomandibular joint during a consultation. Your consultation may include x-rays to get an accurate picture of your jaw, joints, and cheeks and check for any issues. We will also check your jaw joints for tenderness and listen for clicks, pops, or grating sounds. Your bite and facial muscles will also be examined for any issues or abnormalities. Give us a call to schedule a consultation and make the first step to get out of pain!
TMD/TMD Treatment Options
We offer solutions for TMJ/TMD, such as custom splints or mouthguards, that will alleviate pain and lessen the effects of clenching or grinding your jaw. These custom appliances are made to fit over your upper and lower teeth so they don’t touch, keeping them from grinding and causing pain or discomfort. If you suffer from TMJ/TMD, or if you would like to schedule a consultation for a diagnosis, call us today to get started!
Call Us Now for an Appointment
If you are experiencing pain or tenderness in your face, jaw joint area, or neck and shoulders, give us a call today to schedule a consultation. You can reach our knowledgeable team at (910) 660-0123, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about TMJ/TMD. You can also stop by our office at 5920 Carolina Beach Rd, Suite 140, Wilmington, NC 28412 for more information.