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TMJ Therapy in Lawrenceville

If you place your fingers just under your ears and open and close your mouth, you should be able to feel your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) moving under the surface of the skin. This part of the body may be small, but its function is critical – they connect your jawbone to the skull, helping you eat and speak. Sadly, this important responsibility means that even the slightest misalignment or aggravation can result in severe discomfort and pain for the patient.

This condition is known as TMJ disorder, and our team can provide the relief you need from it here at Gwinnett Smile Design. As LVI trained dentists, Dr. Alex and Dr. Pete are familiar with the principles of neuromuscular dentistry, and they’ll be glad to help restore harmony to your bite through personalized treatment solutions. Contact our Lawrenceville practice today to schedule your first appointment, or if you have any questions. We welcome new patients from Duluth, GA and surrounding areas.

How do I know if I’m suffering from TMJ disorder?

TMJ disorder can occur for a number of reasons, and because of this, its symptoms tend to be varied and complex. However, there are certain reoccurring indications that patients should be aware of. These include:

Treatment Options

After we’ve performed an in-depth evaluation of your bite and jaw, our team will proceed with the necessary treatment so that you can regain the pain-free life you deserve. Our most common recommendation is a custom occlusal splint. This oral appliance is typically similar in appearance to a nightguard and is designed to reduce muscle and tooth wear, gradually restoring normal jaw function over time. Dr. Alex and Dr. Pete may also utilize TENS technology to give patients what is essentially a electric facial massage, helping to relax the muscles, provide instant relief from discomfort, and determine the ideal positioning of your bite.