TMJ Therapy in West Monroe
What is TMJ? TMJ stands for temporomandibular joints, the small joints that hold your jaw to your skull. Proper function or your mouth and surrounding nerves and muscles are dependent upon correct alignment of the TMJ joints. Even slight misalignment can lead to a host of agonizing or debilitating symptoms, including:
- Popping or clicking jaw joints
- Inability to fully open and close the mouth
- Pain in the neck, head, face, shoulders, and lower back
- Teeth grinding (bruxism) and damage
- Chronic earaches
- Migraines or headaches
- Tingling extremities
- Jaw pain and discomfort when chewing
If you experience and of these symptoms, Dr. Scott would like to examine your jaws for signs of TMJ disorder (TMD). This condition can be caused by stress, heredity, habits, or injury. In some cases, Dr. Scott can prescribe a custom mouth appliance to correct the TMD. He studied TMD therapy and bruxism at The Dawson Academy and under Dr. Mark Piper. For many years, Dr. Scott has helped patients reclaim quality of life and comfortable oral function through minimally-invasive TMJ splint therapy. Don’t live with the pain. Call for your TMD consultation with Dr. Scott today.
Located in West Monroe, LA, Dr. Scott’s full-service dental office has served patients from Monroe, Ruston, Rayville, Farmerville, Columbia, South Arkansas, and greater North Louisiana for three decades. Because of his consistent excellence, Dr. Scott was awarded “America's Top Dentist” by the Consumers' Research Council of America on four different occasions. This recognition is to identify the top 2% of dentists in America. Call today to reserve your consultation with Dr. King Scott and our compassionate team of dental professionals.