TMJ Treatment Corinth

Ease Jaw Pain Caused by TMJ Disorder

It’s estimated that around 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ disorder, which is a condition that impacts the two joints that anchor your lower jaw  to your skull, called your temporomandibular joints. When left untreated, serious TMJ concerns can become worse, ultimately leading to secondary concerns like premature wearing of teeth, bruxism, (teeth grinding) headaches and more. Dr. Mackie offers both fast and long-term solutions to relieve your discomfort at Loretto Family Dentistry, so call to schedule an appointment today for TMJ treatment in Corinth.

Why Choose Loretto Family Dentistry for TMJ Treatment?

  • Fast Pain Relief with BOTOX Injections
  • Dentist with Over 15 Years of Experience
  • We Accept & Maximize Dental Insurance

Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

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TMJ disorder can cause many different uncomfortable symptoms that impact your day-to-day life, including:

  • Popping and clicking jaw when you open and close your mouth
  • Discomfort while eating and speaking
  • Pain and tenderness in the jaw and joints
  • Ear aches and ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Facial pain
  • Lockjaw

If you experience any of these, we encourage you to let us know at your next checkup and cleaning or to schedule a separate appointment so Dr. Mackie can conduct an evaluation of your jaw joints and help you find relief.

TMJD Treatment Options

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You don’t have to live with discomfort as a result of TMJ disorder. Dr. Mackie is a professional at addressing this condition and offers multiple TMJ treatment options so you can choose the one(s) that best fits your needs.

Equilibration/Occlusal Adjustments

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Sometimes, TMJD can be the result of an improperly fitted dental restoration or misshapen teeth that cause the bite to be imbalanced. In these situations, Dr. Mackie can polish  and adjust the way the teeth fit together to release strain on the jaw joints and better protect the teeth.

Occlusal Splints

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Occlusal splints are custom-made orthotic devices that are worn when you sleep. They’re designed to shift the jaw into its ideal position, helping to release pressure on the jaw joints so you don’t wake up in pain or discomfort. They also act to guard the teeth at night, preventing them from wearing down, cracking, or breaking.

BOTOX Treatment

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For more immediate relief, Dr. Mackie also offers BOTOX injections. These can be administered to the muscles surrounding the jaw joints to help them relax, easing strain carried within the muscles and helping relieve pain. Typically, patients start noticing the results within one or two weeks following their visit.