Treating TMJ

Wilson, Greenville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Raleigh & nearby areas

Wed, 02/15/2012

TMJ symptoms are often painful, but even if you do not suffer much discomfort from TMD, it is important that you have the condition treated. If TMD is left untreated, it can cause significant health problems, including:

  • Over-reliance on pain medications
  • Malnutrition
  • Postural problems
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Extreme mood swings

Untreated TMJ/TMD can also cause your teeth to wear down and become uneven, making expensive restorative dentistry procedures necessary in the future. Additionally, your jawbone can begin to deteriorate, which can eventually lead to tooth loss.

Fortunately, TMD can be treated simply through a custom-fit mouthguard created by our dentists. When used on a regular basis, this mouthguard will stabilize your bite, protect your teeth, and gently bring your jaw back into alignment, preventing the unnecessary complications caused by TMJ disorder.

If you live in the Greenville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, or Wilson areas of North Carolina and would like more information about TMJ treatment, please contact us today to schedule a consultation with our experienced neuromuscular dentists at Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles.