TMJ Therapy for the Clinton Community
In these stressful times, TMJ dysfunction (or TMD) is an increasingly common and pesky problem. TMD can lead to severe and even debilitating pain and function problems, and it can also damage your teeth. That’s why Crown Hill Dentistry offers Clinton, Indiana and surrounding areas TMJ therapy. We want to make sure that our patients can enjoy a lifetime of total comfort, excellent function, and healthy smiles.
How do you know if you need TMJ therapy? There are several signs you might notice that can alert you to TMJ problems and the possible need for treatment. These symptoms include:
- Jaw Pain
- Ear Pain
- Ear Congestion
- Chronic Headaches
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Jaw Clicking or Popping
- Restricted Jaw Movement
- Tooth Pain
- Wearing Teeth
Many people don’t realize that some of these symptoms can be signs of TMJ problems. For instance, few people suffering with chronic migraine headaches visit the dentist to explore the possibility of TMD – but if you’re experiencing chronic headaches (or jaw, neck or shoulder pain), you’ll want to look into TMD. Even chronic ear congestion can be a symptom of TMD, so don’t overlook the health of your TMJ; visit Crown Hill Dentistry for an assessment if you’re experiencing these problems.
TMD can place pressure on your teeth, too, leading to chipping, cracking, loosening, and even tooth loss. This is just another reason that we don’t recommend that you simply live with the pain of TMD. Even if you’re not experiencing pain, we recommend TMJ therapy if you notice tooth wear.
We want you to be able to keep your teeth and feel good throughout your entire life. To protect your smile from TMD, contact Crown Hill Dentistry in Clinton, IN to make an appointment!