Does your face hurt or do your jaws ache when you wake up in the morning? If so, you may be suffering from a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder.
At the office Perry L. Jeffries, DDS and Associates, PA, we employ sophisticated technology and advanced techniques to diagnose and treat TMJ problems. Don’t let facial discomfort and impaired jaw function continue to take a toll on your quality of life. We have a proven track record for successfully treating many patients, and we are confident we can do the same for you.
A TMJ disorder is any condition that causes soreness or impairs the motion of the joints, which pivot your upper and lower jaws. These joints are on either side of the face, directly below the ears, and they make it possible for you to speak, swallow and chew. To ascertain your exact problem, we’ll see if your jaw clicks, pops or hurts when you open and close your mouth. We’ll also check to determine if you have trouble moving your jaw.
Our sophisticated, leading-edge diagnostic equipment will gather the most precise information about your situation. Many patients have had their indications alleviated with help from our custom-fabricated night guards. As with a retainer, a night guard works by keeping your jaws slightly separated to prevent teeth from grinding and to allow your facial muscles to relax as you sleep. And because it’s made to precisely fit your anatomy, it will stay in your mouth securely and comfortably. You’ll wake up in the morning refreshed and free of facial aches and pains.
You could buy a night guard at a drug store, but it won’t match your mouth’s unique anatomy and may prove to be highly ineffective. That’s why it’s important to get a night guard that’s made specifically for you.
At the office of Perry L. Jeffries, DDS and Associates, PA, we are committed to helping you and every member of your family enjoy good oral health. Our team of professionals provides the highest quality care to detect, treat and prevent a wide variety of dental conditions. New patients are always welcome to our state-of-the-art facility. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please call our office today.
By Perry L. Jeffries, DDS and Associates, PA
June 26, 2023