Discuss TMJ treatment with Devonshire, Bermuda professional
Patients who have problems with their jaw joint, or TMJ (temporomandibular joint), may often experience a variety of issues including pain and discomfort, locking of the jaw, and even bruxism which causes clenching and grinding of the teeth. Bermuda patients who are looking for a TMJ solution to address problems such as headaches and tension are encouraged to book a consultation appointment and initial evaluation with the team at Positive Image Dental. Our team, including Drs. Ian Campbell, Christopher Allington, and Lara Loescher have the experience and skills needed to not only provide a proper diagnosis, but work with patients to find a treatment for TMJ/TMD that fits their needs.
What are symptoms of TMJ/TMD?
This condition is often easy to spot with a physical evaluation of the smile and a description of issues and concerns from the patient. An individual that is diagnosed with temporomandibular joint disorder may complain of the following problems:
- Clenching and grinding teeth.
- Pain and discomfort around the jaw
- Chronic headaches or migraines
- Locking of the jaw in the open or closed positions
- Clicking and popping when opening and closing the jaw
What are some treatment options for patients diagnosed with TMJ or TMD?
A diagnosis of TMJ/TMD may be scary, but there are solutions available for Bermuda patients to consider. The treatment best for a patient may depend on the severity of his or her condition, as well as the symptoms that are most bothersome to them. Below are just a few of the ways in which our team can help:
- Cold/hot compresses
- Over-the-counter pain management medications
- Night guard/mouth guard to reduce tension in the jaw and control bruxism.
- Mouth exercises to strengthen jaw muscles and change the way they function.
- Surgical intervention (in severe cases as a last resort)
In need of treatment for TMJ?
TMJ is a condition that can cause a host of problems for a patient. When diagnosed, patients should work with the skilled team at Positive Image Dental in Devonshire, Bermuda to discuss treatment options. Drs. Ian Campbell, Christopher Allington, and Lara Loescher can help at ZBM Annex Fort Hill Road. Call (441) 292-2312 to request an appointment and discuss your needs with our dentists, accepting new patients and families!