Austin TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) is the name given to any disorder that affects the proper alignment and function of your jaw joint. Symptoms of TMJ can range from significant facial pain to limited movement in and around the jaw, but may also include things such as chronic headaches and even persistent ear-ringing. In some instances TMJ is asymptomatic to begin with, detected only during your biannual examinations with Cedar Park TMJ dentist Dr. Dale Williams.
Left untreated, TMJ can result in serious health issues including postural changes and digestive disorders. Sadly, due to the similarity between TMJ symptoms and many other systemic issues, it is frequently misdiagnosed, resulting in a continuation of symptoms or treatments that simply do not work. The best way to detect and treat TMJ is with the help of an experienced neuromuscular dentist.
Cedar Park TMJ dentist Dr. Dale Williams studied neuromuscular dentistry at the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. To schedule a thorough jaw examination at our centrally located Cedar Park office, please call 512-782-0821 today.
Causes of TMJ
The causes of TMJ in Austin are not always known, but contributing factors may include:
- General disc erosion
- Certain types of arthritis
- Bruxism (teeth grinding)
- Trauma to the jaw
- A misaligned bite
- Bad dental restorations
However, even when you do not have any of these risk factors, TMJ may still occur.
During your regularly scheduled dental hygiene and teeth cleaning appointments at our comfortable Cedar Park office, Dr. Williams conducts a thorough examination of your jaw and its joints to detect early signs of TMJ. When detected, Dr. Williams can customize a treatment plan to address your specific misalignment and restore comfort and full function to your jaw.
To learn more about Austin TMJ or the treatment options we offer, please contact Cedar Park Premier Dentistry today. Cedar Park TMJ dentist Dr. Williams provides neuromuscular dental services to people living in and around the Austin, Cedar Park, Round Rock, and Pflugerville areas of Texas.