TMJ in Seattle
What Is TMJ Therapy?
Are you suffering from unexplainable headaches and facial problems?
You’re not alone.
More than 15% of Americans fight chronic jaw aches and migraines, disrupting sleep, productivity, and overall well-being.
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) may be the answer. The joint that connects your jaw to your skull is called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), allowing you to eat, speak, and smile.
TMJ disorder includes the following symptoms:
Love Your Smile offers TMJ therapy that can alleviate these symptoms so you can enjoy life pain-free. Schedule a consultation and let’s discuss if this treatment is right for you.
Get Your Life Back with TMJ Treatment
At Love Your Smile, our TMJ dentists will help you find a solution to free you from pain.
We’re proud to offer conveniences that’ll make you smile before you even step in the door.
To accommodate for your busy schedule, we provide early morning appointments and include Saturday visits (by appointment only).
Our office is in an ideal location, and you can easily reach us by bus, car, or even on your afternoon stroll through downtown.
Your time is valuable – and we know it! We strive to offer fast and convenient dental care, and offer same-day appointments when possible.
If you’ve been struggling to find a TMJ specialist in Seattle, your search ends here. Our entire team looks forward to helping you protect not only your teeth, but your entire well-being.
FAQs about TMJ Treatment
What causes TMJ?
Typically, TMJ disorder is found in adults between 20 to 40 years of age.
The common causes include:
- Jaw misalignment
- Missing teeth
- Bruxism – teeth grinding, usually happens during sleep
- Arthritis in jaw joints
- Injury to your TMJ or surrounding tissues
Our Seattle dentists will be able to identify the cause after your initial consultation.
Can I relieve TMJ pain at home?
There are home remedies you can try to alleviate TMJ pain.
- Relaxing your face, jaw, neck, and shoulder muscles
- Eating soft foods when inflammation happens
- Using over-the-counter medications to lessen aches
- Reducing swelling with hot or cold compresses
Keep in mind that these are temporary solutions that target the symptoms, but not the root of your problem.
Our TMJ experts at Love Your Smile will pinpoint your cause of pain and find a permanent solution.
What will happen if TMJ is not treated?
If TMJ disorder isn’t treated, your everyday life will be affected adversely by lingering pain and aches.
Although it’s not life threatening, it can lead to other diseases such as anxiety and depression, and the inability to lead a productive life.
These constant headaches, neck tension, and other symptoms take a toll on your overall health. TMJ disorder has many unwanted consequences, so it’s best to treat the cause of your problem rather than just relieving the symptoms.
How much does TMJ treatment cost?
Cost varies from patient to patient, depending on each individualized case.
We’ll assist you in finding financing options because we believe everyone deserves quality dentistry without breaking the bank.
We accept payments including:
- Major credit cards
- Dental insurance (if applicable)
We’re here to help in any way we can, so don’t hesitate to call us to find the best payment plan for you.
Does TMJ ever go away?
Minor TMJ disorder pain can go away without treatment, if the jaw muscles are rested properly.
Symptoms may flare-up again, possibly worse than before, if the cause of your TMJ pain isn’t addressed.
What causes TMJ to flare up?
Stress plays a major role in TMJ flare ups.
It can affect not only our mental health, but our physical health as well. Stress can lead to jaw clenching, teeth grinding, and hormonal changes, which can lead to symptoms of TMJ reappearing.
Try to avoid hard and chewy food that overwork your jaw muscles to prevent other flare-ups.