When you visit Dr. Galliano for a TMJ Treatment consult in Baton Rouge, we will provide you with non-invasive, pain relief solutions so you can feel better right away. While few people are aware of what TMJ is, they are impacted by its painful and sometimes severe, symptoms. TMJ is a chronic disease of the temporomandibular joint, which connects your jaw to the rest of your head, allowing your jaw to open and close. When patients suffer from this painful condition, they can have limited jaw mobility, facial pain or clicking sounds when trying to talk or eat.
The causes of chronic TMJ dysfunction range from a misaligned bite, jaw injury or an over closed lower jaw, however; our experience shows that many of our patient’s suffer the effects of TMJ due to grinding or clenching their teeth. Most people may unconsciously grind their teeth at night while they are sleeping, or only during time of high stress. Some people will clench their teeth when overly excited or stressed. It is helpful if patients can learn what triggers the behavior, but unfortunately, this awareness usually does not ensure the patient will stop grinding or clenching their teeth.
Signs that you may suffer from TMJ Disease
- Constant mild to severe headaches
- Pain or tenderness in jaw
- Aching pain in and around the ear
- Aching facial pain
- Difficulty opening or closing mouth
- Jaw clicking and popping
- Sensitive and sore teeth
- Sleep Apnea
- Neck or shoulder pain
TMJ Treatment in Baton Rouge, LA
If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, contact Galliano Family Dentistry. We are focused on providing our patients with a non-invasive solution to chronic TMJ dysfunction and its persistent, painful symptoms. Our patients receive a comprehensive evaluation for correct diagnosis and treatment. Depending on your symptoms, Dr. Galliano uses the most advanced treatments methods in the Baton Rouge, Denham Springs and Gonzales areas. Such treatments include an orthopedic device, such as a splint or night guard. Many of our patients require an orthopedic device and therapy to return to optimal health. The staff at Galliano Family Dentistry works with every patient to achieve successful recovery from TMJ disease using minimally invasive dental procedures.
Dr. Carol Galliano has been successful at relieving patients’ pain, as well as providing exceptional dentistry services to the greater Baton Rouge area for over 25 years. The Galliano Family Dentistry welcomes you to contact our office at (225) 296-0212 for a consultation about your symptoms or any of your dental needs. We are conveniently located at 2915 South Sherwood Forest, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816. We can schedule an appointment for you today!