TMJ/TMD (Jaw Pain) Treatment in Cypress
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome (TMJ) is a common condition affecting a wide variety of people. TMJ is characterized by severe headaches, degrees of jaw pain, grinding teeth, and an intermittent ringing in the ears. The vast majority of TMJ sufferers are unaware that the root cause of these problems is something that a dentist can effectively treat.
While many TMJ pain or discomfort cases resolve themselves without major treatment, some patients will need more long-term solutions. Because TMD can look so different depending on the patient and symptoms, treatment can also vary drastically, and unfortunately, there isn’t one method that works for every patient.
It’s essential to take action as soon as possible if you think you may be suffering from TMD. If you live in the Cypress area, we encourage you to make an appointment with Dr. Handley. The critical task in treating TMD is ensuring that your bite, which is interfering with the functionality of the TMJ, is adjusted so that your jaw can open and close without stressing and irritating your joints. Several therapies and medications are available to assist in the corrective process, such as splint therapy or oral appliance therapy. If you are suffering from TMJ/TMD, schedule an appointment with Dr. Handley to help discover the next steps.
Here at Handley Dental, our state-of-the-art technology works for you. Appointments for extraction include an in-depth evaluation, where Dr. Handley will take x-rays and images of your teeth. We believe that communication is the foundation for effective treatment. He will discuss your clinical needs, which include current health conditions and the medications you are taking. Once all the information is gathered, he will determine if an extraction is necessary, but only if the affected tooth is beyond restorative care. Same-day treatment is available under certain circumstances. If you think you may need a tooth extracted, reserve an appointment online today.