Do you suffer from chronic jaw or facial pain? If so, you may suffer from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, which is also known as TMD. Other common symptoms of TMD include:

  • Migraines and tension headaches
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Clicking, grating, or popping sounds in the jaw joint when you open and close your mouth
  • Ear pain
  • Facial swelling
  • A locked jaw

Our skilled dentist, Dr. Teets, provides TMJ treatment to relieve the pain and discomfort that accompany TMD. Because TMJ disorders are often caused by misalignment in the jaw joints, your treatment will be focused on achieving and maintaining the proper jaw position. We use advanced technology, including TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation), to aid in treating TMJ disorders. Dr. Teets may recommend an oral appliance, which fits over your teeth to help your jaw remain in the ideal position. Oral appliances can also prevent teeth grinding and clenching, which is another possible cause of TMJ disorders. Depending on the cause of your TMJ disorder, we may recommend tooth restoration, gum maintenance, or other treatments. To learn more about TMD and how we can treat TMJ disorders, please call or visit our dental office in Biloxi, Mississippi today.