Temporomandibular Joint Disorder | TMJ Screenings
If you are experiencing frequent or regular headaches, sore or tender jaw muscles, or clicking/popping of jaw joints, you may be experiencing Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (or TMJ).
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ, TMJD or TMD) involves conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint, jaw muscles and nerves on one or both sides of the head that result in jaw, face, and head and neck pain. The pain and discomfort caused by TMJ may be severe, and can be either intermittent or constant. TMJ may last for many years, and according to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), TMD symptoms may become more noticeable during stressful times.
We offer TMJ screenings during regular cleanings or other screenings. If you present any of the above symptoms, such as sore jaws and headaches, we will look for signs that you may have TMJ. Our experienced dentist, William Rice, DDS, has both the training and knowledge to spot out the problems and get you help.
Our TMJ screenings can help identify where problems are and how to get you relief. There are a variety of treatment types, treatment types range from night guards, medications, splints, diet changes, bite analysis and adjustment, and surgery.
William Rice, DDS, is an expert dentist Athens GA. He is assisted by his highly trained staff. His office offers both cosmetic dentistry as well as preventative dental care.
William Rice, DDS, offers TMJ screenings to help patients get the much needed relief they need and desire. He has an office located in Athens, GA. He offers his services both in Athens and in the surrounding areas, from Atlanta to Watkinsville.
Benefits and Advantages of TMJ Screenings:
- Relief from severe headaches and sore jaw muscles and joints
- Identification of these problem areas
- Many treatment types
- Noticeably less pain, even during times of stress