#1 TMJ Dentist in Georgetown
There’s so much more to a healthy smile than just simply treating teeth. Many patients struggle with jaw pain, headaches, muscle stiffness, and so much more. Symptoms like these can be a sign of a deeper-rooted issue such as Occlusal Disease and TMJ.
What is TMJ?
Commonly called TMJ, Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) can cause pain and discomfort that’s debilitating for many patients. Oftentimes, these symptoms go undiagnosed or are thought to be signs of another issue.
The truth is, our temporomandibular joints (TMJ) that connect the lower jawbone to the skull are put to good use each day through speaking, chewing, and swallowing – that’s a lot of work! When there are problems within this area, they can be a true sign of TMJ disorder. Working with a TMJ dentist can help relieve pain and achieve long-term healing.
Common TMJ symptoms include:
- Jaw pain and clicking during movement
- Painful, ringing, and/or stuffy ears
- Frequent headaches and neck pain
- Locked jaw or limited opening of the mouth
- Facial swelling and muscle spasms in the jaw
Any of these symptoms you see here are worth mentioning and exploring with Dr. Winegar. In order for your teeth to look and feel their best, we need to create a comprehensive TMJ treatment plan.
What is Occlusal Disease?
Occlusal Disease means there’s a misalignment of the teeth that’s extremely destructive to oral and even overall health. When teeth are lined up correctly, muscles in the jaw can withstand forces associated with chewing. But when things do not line up correctly, this harmful imbalance can lead to big problems with the teeth, muscles, and jaw joint individually – or a combination of all three. A TMJ dentist will also have experience in treating Occlusal Disease and can restore teeth so they can fully function without causing pain.
Common Occlusal Disease symptoms include:
- Tooth cracking, breakage, sensitivity
- Enamel wear and gum recession
- Loss of bone support and muscle pain
- TMJ symptoms
Find relief with TMJ treatment!
As the leading TMJ specialist in Austin and Georgetown, TX, Dr. Winegar will develop an Occlusal Disease or TMJ treatment plan, customized to your needs. There is no need to suffer any longer! Call us today for a consultation to learn more about TMJ treatment