Your jaw should function smoothly without any pain, discomfort or difficulty opening or closing. If you do experience difficulty with the function of your jaw, it may be due to a problem with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This joint connects your jaw to the side of your skull, and if it is overworked, damaged, or inflamed, it can cause functional problems and jaw pain, known as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) or TMJ disorder. Living with TMJ disorder can cause frequent headaches, difficulty eating, and even lockjaw. Dr. Hassan Moeti offers patients suffering from TMD effective treatment options.
Dr. Moeti uses proven techniques such as an occlusal adjustment or bite guards to correct your jaw, improve your bite and ease TMJ pain. Many patients put strain on their jaw muscle through clenching and grinding that occurs while they sleep. We can prevent this clenching and readjust the bite so your teeth fit more comfortably together with custom night guards. If that is ineffective, we offer other treatments.
If improper bite alignment is triggering TMJ disorder symptoms, Dr. Moeti might perform an occlusal adjustment to create a more harmonious relationship between your teeth. Gently filing down cusps of teeth that protrude and throw off your bite ensures the bite fits together without putting strain on your jaw joint. This results in a more permanent solution to relieving jaw pain and relaxing the jaw joint.
At Smoke Rise Family, Implants and Cosmetic Dentistry , our goal is to provide you with a healthy and pain-free mouth. A mouth free of discomfort and jaw pain leads to a happier and healthier overall lifestyle. Dr. Moeti is skilled in diagnosing TMJ in Stone Mountain, GA, and can identify the root cause of your pain and what the best solution is to correct it. With effective TMJ treatment, your jaw can function naturally and comfortably without the need for surgery.