Grosse Pointe & Shelby Township

TMD / TMJ Treatment

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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ), or Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD), occurs in the jaw joint and muscles, causing significant discomfort. Find a TMJ specialist in Michigan at Pointe Dental!

Do I have TMD?

  • Headaches
  • Jaw pain and tenderness
  • Clicking, popping, or grating sound when opening or closing your jaw
  • Difficulty opening or closing the mouth
  • Pain when yawning or chewing
  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Pain in or around the ear

What Causes TMD?

TMD may be caused by physical or psychological issues, including:

  • Anxiety or stress
  • Suppressed anger or frustration
  • Malocclusion (misalignment of upper and lower teeth)
  • Complications from a medical condition

Are there Basic Treatments I can try?

  • Apply wet moist heat and cold packs to the irritated areas
  • Take medications to reduce pain or inflammation, or to help you relax
  • Wear an appliance professionally fitted by a properly trained dentist

In severe cases, different appliances may be used in treatment for relief.

TMD / TMJ Treatment in Michigan

If you suffer from TMJ or TMD, it’s best to schedule an appointment with a TMJ dentist in Michigan. We have dentists in both Shelby Township and Grosse Pointe, a subdivision of Detroit.

Want to talk to someone about TMJ treatment in Michigan? Contact us today!