TMJ Disorder in Alpharetta, GA
Suffering from TMJ Disorder?
TMJ disorder is when the temporomandibular joint becomes affected by trauma, arthritis, or teeth grinding. The joint becomes tired, and the sufferer experiences symptoms like:
- Tired and sore jaw and facial muscles
- Pain in the neck and shoulders
- Clicking and popping sounds coming from the jaw
- Buzzing or ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Headaches and migraines
If you have noticed any of the above symptoms, you should see your dentist right away. Dr. Gurley, with North Atlanta Aesthetic Dentistry, has helped many patients overcome their TMJ symptoms so that they can live their lives with more comfort and less stress.
Advanced TMJ Treatment
You need the best treatment options to recover from TMJ. Come see Dr. Gurley for an examination. Let him know what your specific symptoms are so that he can diagnose your unique TMJ disorder. He can treat TMD with dental crowns, prescription medications, or sleep appliances. Prescription medications provide immediate symptom relief, while dental crowns and sleep appliances work to gradually change the bite itself. When the bite is improved, the TMJ will function and feel much better.
Dr. Gurley also provides Botox therapy for TMJ. We can inject the Botox into the affected area to treat the issue. The Botox will allow the muscles surrounding the TMJ to relax, which will provide you with lasting relief from all of your symptoms. After several months, you can return for a follow-up treatment for continued comfort. After a few treatments with Botox, you may experience a permanent recovery. The jaw muscles will readjust themselves to work more efficiently and become less strained and sore. Once your muscles start working together more effectively, you will need no further treatment.
If you want to fight back against your TMJ symptoms, we can help. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Gurley.