Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the tissue and muscle that connects your jaw to your skull on the sides of your face. These muscles control movement of the jaw, but when inflamed or damaged, jaw pain, soreness or stiffness can occur. When you have trouble or discomfort using your jaw normally due to this joint, the condition is called temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) or TMJ disorder. If left without TMJ treatment, the disorder can cause patients frequent migraines, difficulty eating or chewing, jaw pain, a clicking jaw and even cause the jaw to become locked in an open or closed position. Dr. Frank Johnson can provide exceptional care for your jaw and joint with our custom TMJ treatments. We will be able to diagnose your jaw pain and provide effective therapy through an oral appliance mouthguard worn while you sleep.
When you come into our office for a consultation for TMJ in Hixson, TN, we will examine the condition of your jaw using x-rays and an intraoral camera. Once we have a better understanding on how your jaw and teeth are aligned, we can offer effective TMJ treatment. Our TMJ treatment method we offer is oral appliance therapy. Using the images we gathered of your jaw, Dr. Johnson will create a customized mouthguard for you to wear. This mouthguard will be unique to your bite, adjusting your jaw into the proper position to alleviate pain and stress put on the joint.
We want you to be free of pain or discomfort, especially when it comes to issues of the mouth. Dr. Johnson will be able to diagnose the underlying cause of your concern and offer the best TMJ treatments to alleviate your headaches, migraines or jaw pain. We believe in customized care and will ensure your mouthguard is unique to fit your mouth precisely. This ensures improved comfort while being worn and enhanced results. With our TMJ disorder therapy, we can have you back to comfortable and pain-free living.