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TMJ and Headache Relief in North Macon

TMJ and Headache Relief in North Macon
Posted on 12/11/2021

Headaches caused by TMJ can be constant and debilitating, having a negative impact on the patient’s day-to-day life, and making it hard to function normally. Macon Smiles has dedicated time and resources to search for the best ways to treat TMJ headaches so that you can find relief and a better quality of life. The experienced staff at our North Macon dental practice offer free introductory headaches and TMJ consultations. Your treatment will be tailored to you to provide you with the best possible improvement.

What is TMJ

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, a joint that is crucially involved in opening and closing the mouth. Problems with this joint pain can cause a number of symptoms, including but not limited to:

  • A popping sound when opening and closing the mouth or chewing
  • Headaches and earaches
  • Swelling around the neck
  • Joint tissue damage
  • Pain or tenderness of your jaw

Even if your TMJ symptoms are mild, it is a good idea to get them checked out and monitored by a professional in case they change, become intolerable, or are being caused by something else.

How We Treat TMJ

There are a few different ways to manage and even eliminate discomfort from TMJ.

  • The use of appliances that gently correct the joint’s position
  • Oral guards that reduce clenching intensity
  • Exercises and other noninvasive techniques

NTI Suppression System

Our most effective appliance for treating TMJ is called the NTI Suppression System. It is a removable dental appliance that combats teeth clenching and bruxism, worn at night and during prescribed daytime hours. The appliance helps relax the muscles of the neck, face, and head, and reduces damaging pressure to the TMJ joint.

Contact Macon Smiles Today

If you’re ready to take control of your TMJ headaches and other symptoms, contact Macon Smiles today. Request an appointment and receive your free TMJ screening to get started. At Macon Smiles, we want to make it easy for you to afford care, so we work with your insurance and offer several payment options. We can’t wait to meet you!

  • ALD
  • ADSM
  • CareCredit
  • ADA

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