Jaw pain can be a serious hindrance to quality of life. If you experience recurring jaw pain, we encourage you to visit us at Hood Dental Care in Denham Springs so that we can correct and alleviate the problem.
TMJ affects the temporomandibular joint, which allows you to open and close your jaw. Popping sounds or recurring pain in the jaw can indicate TMJ, but it is not always the case. The jaw can still function properly when chewing or talking, even with annoying popping sounds.
Our TMJ exam takes a deeper look at the joint tissue within the jaw “hinge.” Indicators of TMJ include damaged tissue and swelling, which creates a hindrance to proper cushioning when the jaw opens and closes. While pain relievers and other home methods can ease symptoms for most cases of TMJ, these methods are usually only temporarily effective.
For more intense cases of TMJ, Hood Dental Care provides alternate treatments designed to alleviate the pain and return your jaw function to normal. If you are experiencing jaw pain or immobility, please call us at (225) 667-0037 to find your best treatment option.