TMJ/TMD Treatment
in Cary, NC

If you’re having problems with your muscles, bones, ligaments, or jaw and seeking TMJ/TMD treatment, Myers + Co Family Dentistry is here to help.

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What Does TMJ/TMD Mean?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a sliding hinge that anchors your jawbone to your skull. It enables you to shift your jaw up and down or sideways, so you can chew and talk. Issues with your jaw, bones, ligaments, and muscles that control the hinge are called temporomandibular disorders (TMD).

These disorders can lead to jaw joint misalignment, causing major problems like inflammation, pain, discomfort, and inability to move. TMJ/TMD treatment is an excellent option for anyone looking for an accurate way to address their muscle and joint problems in the jaw.

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What to Expect at Your TMJ/TMD Consultation

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Physical Examination

During your initial TMJ/TMD consultation, you will have a chance to meet Dr. Sarah Myers, who specializes in diagnosing and dealing with TMJ/TMD disorders. To learn more about your jaw joint problem, your dentist in Cary will perform a physical examination on your jaw, neck area, and head to monitor movements and see how your TMJ functions.

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Treatment Plan

Our dentists will also take X-rays and tomographic imaging of your jawbone and conduct a JVA (Joint Vibration Analysis) test to check if there is any noise on either side of the jaw joints. Then they will decide what treatment option is effective for alleviating your pain.

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Impressions of Your Teeth

Depending on what your doctor finds out during the physical assessment, they may develop a model of your teeth through a digital impression technique. This will let your dentist understand your individual needs so they can create a tailored treatment plan that meets these needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

TMJ/TMD symptoms often vary depending on the cause and severity of your condition. The most common signs and symptoms of these disorders are:

  • Excruciating pain in the jaw, face, and ear area
  • Tenderness of jaw muscles
  • Swelling of the face
  • Dislocation of jaw
  • A clicking sound when opening or closing the mouth
  • Limited jaw movement

At Myers + Co Family Dentistry, we are happy to meet you and address all your oral needs as a resident of Cary, NC. Contact us online or call (919) 851-5166 to book an appointment with one of our professional dentists.

Each TMJ/TMD disorder case is different; hence the treatment needs vary from one patient to another based on the diagnosis. The popular treatment options are:

Surgical Treatment

  • Total joint replacement
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroplasty

Non-surgical Therapy

  • Physical therapy
  • Medications
  • Behavioral modification
  • Orthotic appliances

At Myers + Co Family Dentistry, we offer a comprehensive treatment plan based on your symptoms and diagnosis. We also provide an Occlusal Guard, also called a night guard or bite guard, which fits over your lower and upper teeth to prevent teeth damage that can be caused by clenching and grinding.

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