At Southpoint Quality Dental our team wants to see each patient smile, so we offer a wide range of dental treatments from cosmetic dentistry to endodontics so your teeth will be healthy from the inside out. We focus on your total dental health, which includes your jaw, jaw joint and surrounding facial muscles, so for patients suffering from temporomandibular disorder (TMD), Dr. Swanson will evaluate the severity of the problem and determine the best treatment for you.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), also referred to as the “jaw joint,” is the hinge that connects your lower jaw and assists in opening and closing your mouth. This joint is often the source of discomfort and chronic pain referred to as TMD.
Common Causes Include:
If you are experiencing pain associated with your TMJ, we recommend visiting our office for an evaluation, but over-the-counter pain relievers and a cold compress can provide temporary relief in the meantime. For serious cases of TMD, Dr. Swanson will suggest alternate treatments, ranging from mouthguards to orthodontic care to relieve TMD symptoms. For extremely severe cases, we might recommend more invasive procedures.
Dr. Swanson helps patients achieve and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile, so if you are searching for a dentist or experiencing tooth or jaw pain in the Fredericksburg, Stafford, or Spotsylvania area, contact our office and we will be happy to answer any questions or help you schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you smile!