The Facts About TMJ Disorder

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If you experience headaches regularly, or frequently have a sore jaw, what should you do? While visiting your doctor may seem like an obvious solution, would you be surprised to learn that our team may be able to help as well? You see, consistent jaw pain could be a symptom of TMJ disorder.

You may be able to recognize the symptoms of TMJ disorder if you have frequent headaches. These headaches could be mild or serious and regular or sporadic. You could also recognize a grinding or a clicking sound in your ear. Unfortunately, this issue can also lead to several serious problems, including infection or difficulty closing your jaw entirely.

In some cases, TMJ disorder can be very painful. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to address this issue. The first step is generally visiting our team so we can diagnose your unique needs. One of the most common treatments for TMJ is wearing a custom mouthguard made specifically for you. At other times you may need a different solution.

Do you have more questions about TMJ disorder? Are you worried that you might have TMJ disorder? Were you simply hoping to set up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Barton Barré? If so, we invite you to contact Barré Dental Care at 504-367-0355. We’re excited to hear from you soon.