If your jaw is feeling sore, clicking or popping, or if you are experiencing mobility issues; we offer our patients TMJ treatment in Leawood, Kansas. Dr. Gordon and our team are dedicated to finding the cause of your jaw pain. With our thorough diagnosis and treatment options, you can begin to feel better than ever. We invite you to call Gordon Dental of Leawood if you have questions, and would like to arrange a visit with our dentist.
The TMJ is the temporomandibular joint, or the joint that connects the lower jaw to the rest of the head. The term “TMJ” is often used to refer to TMJ disorder, also called TMD, which occurs when the jaw joint becomes stressed, injured, or misaligned. TMJ disorder may result due to several different factors, such as stress, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), arthritis in the TMJ, or trauma and injury to the head, neck, or jaw.
Our dentist can help you determine the cause of your TMJ disorder and recommend the appropriate treatment. Treatment for the TMJ will depend on the cause and severity of your TMJ disorder. TMD treatment may include jaw and facial relaxation exercises, lifestyle changes, restorative dental treatments, a mouth guard or night guard, or jaw surgery. To learn more about TMJ treatment, and to schedule your consultation with our dentist, we encourage you to contact us today.