TMJ Treatments for Bothell Residents
Do you know about your temporomandibular joints? They’re commonly referred to as TMJ, and although they may be tiny, they serve a crucial purpose – connecting your lower jaw to your skull, as well as containing plenty of crucial elements like blood vessels and nerves. However, because their function is so crucial, even a slight misalignment can lead to painful and even debilitating symptoms. This issue is called TMJ disorder, and if left untreated, it can often lead to chronic head and neck pain, locked jaw and damaged teeth. Here at Annigan Dental, Dr. Henry Hsue and the rest of our team are here to provide treatment for every part of your oral health, not just the teeth. With our personalized TMJ therapy options, patients can regain their comfort and confidence.
How do I know if I suffer from TMJ disorder?
Here are some common symptoms that often indicate the presence of TMJ disorder:
- Constant, painful headaches
- Constant pain in the face, head, neck, shoulders, or back
- Popping or clicking jaw joints
- Problems with opening and closing the mouth
- Ringing ears
Our Therapy Options
In many cases, TMJ disorder can be alleviated with the help of a custom-made bite guard, which prevents your teeth from touching and reduce pressure on your muscle and joint by minimizing instances of clenching and grinding that typically exacerbate the condition. Certain medications, Botox injections into the affected muscles, physical therapy, and even surgical intervention may also be needed to provide full relief. Here in Bothell, we’ll be happy to perform a complete bite evaluation and work closely with you in order to determine the ideal solution.
Do you think you may be struggling with TMJ disorder? Please contact Annigan Dental as soon as possible so that we can schedule you for an evaluation. Nobody should have to struggle through pain and discomfort; instead, enjoy comfort, friendly faces, and truly advanced care at our Bothell, WA practice. We also serve the areas of Kirkland, Mill Creek, Kingsgate, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Woodinville, and beyond.