Do you suffer from chronic headaches? You may have a TMJ disorder.
Temporomandibular joint disorders are a dental concern that causes pain in the jaw joint and muscles. Dr. Jim Lassiter is a dentist in Jay, Florida that treats TMJ and chronic headaches. As a Dawson trained dentist, he takes a comprehensive approach that is designed to get to the root of the problem for a lasting result.
Dr. Lassiter will be happy to answer any questions about treatment or TMJ disorders during your visit and exam. Learn more about the causes and signs of these disorders as well as their treatment below:
What Causes TMJ and Chronic Headaches?
There are multiple common causes of TMJ and the accompanying symptoms:
- Poor posture
- Teeth grinding
- Teeth clenching
- Jaw misalignment
- Teeth or jaw injury
TMJ disorders can manifest in multiple ways, varying from person to person. If you have any of these conditions, you may be more likely to develop a temporomandibular joint disorder than other patients.
Signs of TMJ
There are also several signs to look out for when it comes to TMJ disorders:
- Jaw pain
- Stiffness in jaw muscles
- Jaw locking
- Pain in the temple area
- Facial pain
Call 850.203.3318 if you have noticed any of these symptoms. It is important to receive treatment for TMJ right away.
Treatment for TMJ
TMJ disorders can be treated with oral appliances. Before treatment, Dr. Lassiter will review your options with you and assess your teeth and gums to ensure that the chosen option aligns with your budget and goals. Oral appliances are custom-made mouthguards that keep teeth from grinding together. They can be worn at night to keep teeth protected from further wear and tear.
If you have excessive tooth damage or wear and tear from grinding your teeth as a result of a TMJ disorder, Dr. Lassiter may recommend cosmetic treatment. Tooth bonding or dental crowns can be used to repair damage and improve the aesthetics of your smile.
Contact Us Today
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Lassiter on his website or call his office at 850.203.3318. Dr. Lassiter treats TMJ in Jay, Florida. He has experience helping patients relieve chronic headaches, jaw pain, and facial pain. His dental team excels in providing patient-centered care in a relaxing office environment. If you have any questions about your treatment options, let a member of our staff know. They will be happy to help you.