In the dentist’s office, you hear about all sorts of common oral health problems, from cavities to gum disease to discoloration. One of the conditions that can be the most frustrating and uncomfortable, though, affects an area you may not first think of when considering dental care – the jaw. Your jaws are crucial tools that enable you to speak and eat, and they’re supported by small joints (commonly known as temporomandibular joints) that connect them to the skull and an intricate system of nerves and muscles. However, when these joints are even slightly misaligned, it can cause debilitating symptoms. These symptoms are commonly known as temporomandibular (TMJ) disorder. Thankfully, here at our West Monroe practice, Dr. King Scott and his team are able to provide effective and efficient treatment for TMJ disorder, thanks to both Dr. Scott’s specially honed expertise and our commitment to providing well-rounded and personalized dental health care to patients of all ages.
How do I know if I suffer from TMJ disorder?
Take a look at these common symptoms of TMJ disorder:
- Constant, excessive headaches
- Popping or clicking jaw joints
- Persistent pain in the face, neck, head, shoulders, or back
- Teeth grinding (bruxism)
- Jaw discomfort when chewing, or an inability to fully open or close one’s mouth
If one or more of these sound familiar, then Dr. Scott would like to see you so that he can inspect your jaws for signs of TMJ disorder.
What kind of treatment can you offer me?
Many dentists can offer help to those seeking relief from TMJ disorder. However, Dr. Scott has set himself apart by studying TMJ therapy and bruxism in-depth at The Dawson Academy –and The Piper Center – both in St. Petersburg, FL; his care is precise, informed, and most important of all, carefully personalized to fit your unique needs as a patient who deserves relief. He can prescribe a custom-made mouth appliance to correct TMJ disorder, and has been bringing smiles to beleaguered patients’ faces for years with minimally invasive TMJ splint therapy. He can discuss your unique case with you in more depth once you come in for a consultation.
Don’t suffer in silence any longer – let Dr. Scott and his team give your teeth a break with expert TMJ treatment. Call our West Monroe, LA practice today to schedule a consultation. We also serve patients from Ruston, Rayville, Farmersville, Columbia, Winnsboro, Delhi, South Arkansas, and all of greater North Louisiana.