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TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction)

TMJ symptom Relief in Forest, MS

Forest Dental provides effective relief from the symptoms of TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). This syndrome affects the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and can cause headaches, pain in the jaw, and an inability to completely open your mouth. You may also experience clicking, popping, and inflammation of the jaw joint.

If you are experiencing TMD symptoms in Forest, call Dr. Grissom at (601) 469-3851 today.

What is TMD?

The temporomandibular joint connects your upper and lower jaw. You use it every time you chew, talk or yawn. The complexity of this joint makes it vulnerable to even subtle changes that can be caused by stress, injury, and teeth grinding.

When these changes cause a misalignment, the discomfort and pain can interfere with many ordinary, everyday tasks. Dr. Grissom understands the distress that this condition creates and is committed to assessing the underlying cause and alleviating your pain as soon as possible.

Pain Relief and Correction for TMJ disorder  

TMJ Splints

When treating TMD at our Forest dental office, Dr. Grissom offers special oral splints, a trusted appliance for treating TMJ disorder.

After a thorough examination, and discussing his findings with you, Dr. Grissom obtains your dental impressions and sends them to a local lab. The TMJ splint is then crafted to fit comfortably over your upper or lower teeth and our dentist will explain exactly when and how to wear the appliance.

Benefits of TMJ Splints

TMJ splints separate your teeth slightly, taking the pressure off your temporomandibular joint, jaw and the muscles surrounding the joints. These splints are designed to relieve pressure and pain, while allowing the muscles that support the joint to rest, and ending the cycle of muscle spasms, clenching, and grinding.

Splints also redirect the pressure of your bite, another contributing factor to TMJ disorder. This redirection allows the pressure to be more properly distributed.

Discrete Treatment for Our Patients in Forest with Jaw Pain

Treatment with TMJ splints is a discrete choice because of the snug fit and clear plastic material. If you are advised to wear the appliance during the day, you can go about your business with little chance of anyone even noticing.

Home Care

Until you can make it into our office in Forest, treat your TMJ symptoms by eating soft foods, and applying alternating moist heat and ice packs to the area. Over-the-counter pain anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen can also help.

If you think you are suffering from TMJ disorder, call our Forest dental office today so that we can see you as quickly as possible.

Office Location

  • Forest
  • 1040 Hwy 35 South Forest
  • Forest, MS
  • 39074
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