Visit a dentist in the Greenville, SC area for specialist attention to TMJ concerns
Headaches can occur for a variety of reasons. If you have been working with your primary care physician and he or she suggests you visit a dentist for an evaluation for TMJ disorder (TMD), the team of Palmer Distinctive Dentistry can help. Drs. John Palmer and Daniel Knause at Greenville, SC encourage patients to visit them for specialist services.
What is TMJ/TMD?
TMJ is short for the temporomandibular joint. This is the joint of the jaw that allows the mouth to open and close. If it begins to malfunction, it may result in pain and discomfort in the jaw joint or the surrounding area. Some patients who have TMD may also experience chronic headaches and migraines. TMD is the disorder of the TMJ joint. When patients experience regular issues with their TMJ, they may receive this diagnosis.
What are the signs of TMD?
Symptoms that TMD may be present include:
- Locking of the jaw in the open or closed position
- Clicking, cracking, and popping of the jaw
- Chronic headaches and migraines
- Pain and discomfort up to the ears and down to the shoulders
- Pain when eating or speaking in the jaw area
Drs. John Palmer and Daniel Knause at Palmer Distinctive Dentistry offer a non-invasive solution with oral appliance therapy. Oral appliance therapy is the use of a specialized mouth guard that can reduce tension in the jaw joint and provide relief. The mouth guard may be worn at night or during the day, whenever the symptoms occur the worst.
Call for a visit
TMD is a concern for many patients, as is getting appropriate treatment. Drs. John Palmer and Daniel Knause are committed to providing patients with solutions for their condition. Call them today at (864) 332-4113 or schedule an appointment in person at 134 Milestone Way.
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