Your Beaumont, TX TMJ Specialist
At Beaumont Orthodontics, we strive to provide high quality orthodontic care in a relaxed, friendly office environment. Our doctors and highly trained team of orthodontic specialists have years of experience treating patients in the Beaumont and Lumberton, TX communities, and we pride ourselves on providing specialized, individualized care. Learn more about our expert TMJ care and schedule an appointment today if you are suffering from severe jaw pain.
The 'Temporomandibular Joint,' more commonly known as the "jaw joint," is one of the most complex joints in the body, and helps us open and close the jaw for speech, breathing, and eating. Unfortunately, it's also an extremely common source of recurrent, sometimes debilitating pain.
Although folk wisdom holds that 'popping' sounds during opening and closing are a sign of TMJ problems, this is actually not true - popping is often a normal sound when chewing or talking. The real barometer is pain and discomfort. As a leading provider of TMJ care and jaw surgery in Beaumont and Lumberton, TX, we offer a complete evaluation of the joint tissue in the hinge o the jaw, looking for problems like swelling, deterioration, and tissue damage.
While in most cases, over the counter pain relievers and cold compresses are enough to relieve TMJ pain, sometimes more serious treatment is needed. We'll often create a mouth guard to relieve nighttime tooth grinding, and some cases may require orthodontic appliances to help alleviate pain or reposition the teeth and jaw for optimal TMJ functioning. For severe cases, invasive surgical procedures may be necessary, but this is relatively rare.
Contact Your Beaumont & Lumberton, TX Jaw Surgery Specialists
If you have questions about TMJ or want to schedule an evaluation, we're always here to help. Feel free to reach out to us at our contact page or use our easy online form to schedule an appointment at our Beaumont, TX office. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you create a beautiful, functional smile.