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TMJ & TMD Treatment

The muscles and tendons in the jaw, as well as the jaw joint, can cause pain when they are under strain or stress. Temporomandibular joint disorders, also called TMJ or TMD, are common, resulting in facial or jaw pain and other symptoms. Our dental team at Scott A. Babin, DDS and Associates offers TMJ/TMD treatment at our clinic in Renton, WA.

TMJ/TMD Causes and Symptoms

The cause of TMJ/TMD is not always apparent, but often it is related to teeth alignment or strain on the jaw. A missing or misaligned tooth can change the bite and put extra stress on the temporomandibular joint and associated muscles and tendons. Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can also damage the jaw joint. Symptoms of TMJ or TMD include:

  • Headaches
  • Jaw or facial pain
  • Neck or shoulder aches
  • Ear aches
  • Popping, clicking or locking of the jaw

If you have jaw pain or other symptoms of TMJ, you should seek a diagnosis. Our dentists at Scott A. Babin, DDS and Associates can diagnose TMD, and we offer effective TMJ treatments.

Jaw Pain, Facial Pain Relief

To relieve symptoms of TMJ, there are dental treatments that can take the stress off the jaw joint. First, a comprehensive dental exam can uncover any misalignments that may be causing strain on the jaw. Fixing alignment issues can relieve TMD symptoms in many cases. Other TMJ treatments include using a customized nightguard, which takes the strain off the jaw joint while sleeping.

If you have TMD symptoms and want relief from your facial or jaw pain, come see us at Scott A. Babin, DDS and Associates. We can offer a diagnosis and TMJ treatment at our office in Renton, WA. Contact our office today to schedule a TMJ exam and consultation. We accept many forms of insurance and have multiple payment options available.

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Edmonds Office

7631 212th St SW #109C
Edmonds, WA 98026

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Renton Office

4300 Talbot Road S, # 305
Renton, WA 98055

Tue, Wed 10AM - 7PM
Thu 7AM - 4PM
Fri 7AM - 2PM

Call (425) 227-7788