Jaw problems like Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) and teeth grinding (bruxism) can leave your jaw feeling stiff and sore, or even cause related issues like headaches, neck pain, and more. You may have difficulty eating or sleeping. For patients in and around the Garland, TX area, there is a solution. With targeted treatment from Dr. Gregory Kerbel, Dr. Logan Callier, and the talented team at Gregory Allen Kerbel DDS, PLLC, you’ll soon enjoy relief from symptoms so you can resume normal activities, pain-free.
Do You Have a TMJ Disorder?
Many patients don’t realize they have a jaw disorder because they aren’t familiar with the symptoms common to TMD or teeth grinding. How can you tell if you have a TMJ problem? You may suffer some or all of the following symptoms:
- Swelling in affected areas
- Soreness or pain in the jaw, face, neck, and/or shoulder areas
- Persistent earache (without infection)
- Disruption of normal bite pattern, as if upper and lower jaws don’t fit together
- Discomfort, popping, clicking, or grating in jaw when chewing
- Sticking of jaw in the open or closed position
Teeth grinding could be a symptom of TMD, but it could also be caused by other factors like stress. A professional assessment by the trained dental professionals at Gregory Allen Kerbel DDS, PLLC can uncover the source of jaw pain or other symptoms so you can begin treatment.
Our Targeted TMD and Teeth Grinding Solutions
During examination for TMJ issues, we’ll use special equipment to assess your bite and diagnose the problems that are causing your jaw pain or other symptoms. After that, we can discuss treatment options, take impressions of your mouth, and create a custom oral appliance to address your specific TMJ issues while you sleep. We may also prescribe medication for the immediate relief of pain symptoms.
If you’re suffering the pain and inconvenience of TMD and/or teeth grinding, the talented team at Gregory Allen Kerbel DDS, PLLC is ready to help. Contact us today at (972) 278-9901 or online to schedule a consultation.