TMJ & TMD Treatment

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMJ/TMD, can cause severe pain in your head, neck and jaw. Females seem to have the highest incidence of this disorder, with headaches being the major symptom. The vast majority of the general population suffers from common tension headaches. However, when the headaches are caused by TMJ/TMD, the pain is actually originating in the jaw joint and surrounding tissues. Constantly clenching your teeth or grinding them is often the culprit. About a third of the adult population suffers with this painful disorder. Most of those affected tend to be between the age of 20 and 40 years old.

While the pain of these headaches and jaw pain is not life-threatening, it can be debilitating without general dentistry. Discomfort to such an unbearable degree can impact your daily life, causing you to miss out on some of life's pleasures and opportunities. It is not just the headaches that affect you. The constant clenching and grinding will eventually wear down the enamel of your teeth, making your teeth weak and more susceptible to decay and breakage. Many people are not even aware that they have the disorder because it most often occurs during sleep. They experience the symptoms, but if no one clues them in on the fact that they are grinding their teeth at night, the origin of the pain can go undetected.

Accurate Diagnosis

If you suspect you are experiencing TMJ/TMD, it is important to get an accurate diagnosis. Testing is available to determine if the source of your pain is the disorder. In the event that it is, Dr. Chun Peng will work with you in creating a plan to treat the disorder and provide you with much needed pain relief. You do not need to continue to suffer with the pain caused by TMJ/TMD because it is a disorder that can be corrected. If you suffer from TMJ or TMD, contact Moores Chapel Dentistry today to schedule a consultation.

FAQs About TMJ Pain

What causes TMJ pain?

There is no definitive cause for TMJ pain as it varies from patient to patient. Oftentimes, TMJ pain can be linked to a jaw injury, arthritis, excessive teeth grinding, or even genetics.

What are the symptoms of TMJ disorder?

The most common symptoms of a TMJ disorder include, clicking or popping in when you open your mouth, facial pain, pain when chewing, or a temporary locking of your jaw.

How is TMJ treated?

At Moores Chapel Dentistry, we take a conservative approach to TMJ treatment. We offer oral appliances in combination with targeted exercises to help reposition your jaw and alleviate pain.

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I've always been scared of the dentist I'm talking bad nerves and all but Dr Chun Peng and his staff took amazing care of me I had to get a tooth pulled usually I would get put to sleep but he numbed me up and I can honestly tell u I didn't feel a thing was a little sore and swollen yesterday today all my swelling is gone and I'm not that sore he's truly amazing and I'll definitely be going back to see him and his staff

Whitney B.

Very nice experience...they make you feel right at home like your family. Didn't have a long wait time. Excellent service...Dr. Chun and his assistants were every, kind and caring. They explain to you everything that they're doing befor and during the procedures. I would recommend any of my friends and family to go to Moores Chapel Dentistry.

Tijuana H.

Dr. Peng and his staff are all very friendly snd knowledgable. If you don't have a great smile when you get there, you will have one by the time you leave. Thanks, guys!!

Kim L.

Moores Chapel Dentistry is amazing! The facility itself is exceptionally clean, the staff is very open and friendly (Katey was the nicest assistant that's ever worked with me!) If you are worried about going to a Dentists office, you won't be anymore after you visit here!

Ronnie A.

They are the kindest people and do whatever it takes to make you comfortable. Always willing to explain what's about to happen in order to calm your nerves.

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