TMJ Treatment Cumming

Ease Pain Caused by TMJ Disorder

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TMJ disorder, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is a condition that impacts the two joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull. When these joints sustain tension or added force, it can lead to chronic discomfort among many other side-effects, and when left untreated, it could put you at risk for damaging your teeth. Our experienced dentists at Bragg Dental offer two custom-tailored solutions to help your jaw joints relax and allow you to reclaim your comfort. Call today to schedule an examination and see if you could benefit from TMJ treatment in Cumming.

Why Choose Bragg Dental for TMJ Treatment?

  • Customized Cushioning Occlusal Splints
  • Amazing Team That Makes Patients Feel Like Family
  • Happy to File Insurance Claims for Our Patients

Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

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Patients with TMJ disorder can experience a wide variety of symptoms that can impact their daily lives. Some of these effects include:

  • Tension headaches
  • Aching around ear
  • Clicking or popping sounds when opening your mouth
  • Discomfort while eating
  • Pain or tenderness of the jaw
  • Facial and neck pain
  • Lockjaw

TMJ Treatment Options

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To help you regain comfortable jaw movement, our team offers two TMJ treatments, occlusal splints and equilibration.

Occlusal Splints

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Occlusal splints are customized orthotic devices that can be worn as you sleep. They’re custom-designed to shift your jaw into its ideal position when you rest, helping relieve your jaw joints of added tension and force. These oral appliances also double as a nightguard, keeping your teeth from gnashing against each other and becoming excessively worn down and damaged.

Equilibration/ Occlusal Adjustments

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In addition to occlusal splints, we also offer equilibration, which is when we alter the shape of a tooth that may be throwing off your bite, allowing your two arches to come together evenly. This will prevent one of your temporomandibular joints from having to endure extra force when you chew food.