Start With Conservative Treatment for TMJ Pain

Though some dentists will recommend orthodontic or even surgical treatment for TMJ pain, we believe starting with the most conservative options is best. In addition to providing you with a custom mouthguard, we can use a safe facial relaxant to relieve pressure on your TMJ and surrounding muscles. This method of treatment is often effective and doesn’t require making any permanent changes to your jaw. It’s more affordable than more complicated treatments too.

How do you know if you have a TMJ disorder, or TMD? See our dentists right away if you are experiencing these TMJ symptoms:

  • A locked jaw that makes it tough to open or close your mouth
  • A painful jaw
  • Chronic headaches
  • A grating sensation when you chew
  • Difficulty and/or pain when chewing
  • Persistent earaches

We’ll also look for signs of teeth grinding and jaw problems during your regular dental exams. In addition to grinding, other conditions that can cause TMJ trouble include arthritis, a jaw injury, and certain connective tissue diseases.

Interested in TMJ treatment in Beverly? Call 978-288-1946 today or schedule online. Our office is conveniently located in the Cabot Street neighborhood near Odd Fellows’ Hall, Independence Park, and Lyons Park.