If you are having problems or pain with your jaw, it should be a priority to get an appointment and have it figured out as quickly as possible. The team at Galliano Family Dentistry is ready to help. They will see if your symptoms are in fact TMJ and then, if they are, the correct procedures will be done to have you back to no pain.
How do you know if you have TMJ?
There are various symptoms you might have that could show TMJ. A full consultation will have this answered for you, but this quick list can give you an idea if it is in the realm of possibilities. Pain in your head, ear, or face can all be because of TMJ, in addition to jaw muscles that feel strain or are tender. If you are experiencing any of these, notice if your jaw locks or goes to one side when you open your mouth. These are strong indicators that it is time to have a consultation. These issues come from the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the muscles surrounding it. Because they are painful, it is best to have the problem addressed as soon as possible. In addition to the pain that will be associated with this, your jaw’s mobility could be limited as well. The locking of your jaw can cause a clicking sound, usually when you are eating. You may not have all of these symptoms, but having just one of them is reason enough to get everything checked out.
What caused me to get TMJ?
There are a variety of things that lead to an increased chance of experiencing TMJ pain and problems. Because the TMJ is a joint, a muscular or joint disease like arthritis can cause this pain to occur. Other people have issues with grinding their teeth, often at night when you are not aware that you need to stop doing it. If continued over a long period of time, this can leave you with TMJ issues as well. Jaw and head injuries can both affect the joint, which will impact you in ways that need to be fixed by a dentist, rather than just relying on your primary care physician at the time of the injury. In addition, stress can put pressure on the area that will result in the symptoms as well. Because the constant, aching pain will stick around, it will only add to more stress. Most patients say their only wish is that they made it to Dr Galliano’s office faster to get their problem solved.
What is it like getting my TMJ fixed at Dr. Galliano’s office?
If you are in Baton Rouge, you can rest assured that the team at Dr. Galliano’s office is the right choice for you to knock out this TMJ pain. The experience in this speciality is vast, and the relief is relaxing, rather than intimidating. Dr. Galliano trained for this procedure at the Pankey Institute, where the highly-regarded practice has earned top quality rankings. The relief that Dr. Galliano finds is often quick, so the pain you experience will be a thing of the past before you know it. The vast majority of cases find relief from TMJ issues with non-surgical treatment, so your process is as minimally invasive and comfortable as possible.
In addition to having specific TMJ experience, the team at Dr. Galliano’s office puts customer service as their top priority. You will find that the moment you walk in the door you will be reassured that you have made the right decision. With the large amount of experience they have, you will not surprise them with whatever your worry is. The team is ready to meet your concerns where they are and answer any questions that come their way. You can reach out today to hear how quick and easy it is to get your first consultation and come up with a treatment plan that works for you!