TMJ/TMD Treatment in Mandeville

Do you struggle with the joints or muscles of your jaw? Come see us at Allure Dental, where we specialize in providing comprehensive dental care, including the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ/TMD. Our expert dentist, Dr. Daniela Eversgerd, as well as our team, are dedicated to offering personalized solutions to improve your oral health and overall well-being. If you’re experiencing discomfort or pain in your jaw, you might be suffering from TMJ/TMD, a condition that affects many but can be effectively managed with the right care.

What Is TMJ/TMD?

TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) disorders, collectively referred to as TMD, involve complications related to the jaw joint and the muscles responsible for jaw movement. These conditions can cause significant discomfort and impact your ability to speak, eat, and even sleep. Understanding TMJ/TMD is the first step toward finding relief and restoring functionality.

Causes of TMD

TMD can arise from various factors, often making it a complex condition to diagnose. Some common causes include:

  • Jaw Injury: Any impacts or trauma to the jaw area can lead to TMD by disrupting the alignment.

  • Arthritis: Degenerative joint diseases like arthritis can affect the TMJ.

  • Bruxism: Chronic clenching or grinding of teeth puts undue stress on the TMJ.

  • Stress: High stress levels can lead to muscle tension and jaw clenching.

Symptoms of TMD

Recognizing the symptoms of TMD is crucial for early intervention. Common symptoms include:

  • Pain or tenderness in the jaw

  • Difficulty in opening the mouth wide

  • Clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth

  • A feeling of tiredness in the face

  • Swelling on the side of the face

Connections to Sleep Apnea

Research indicates a potential link between TMD and sleep apnea, a condition characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. TMD may exacerbate sleep apnea symptoms by affecting jaw alignment and breathing pathways. Understanding this connection is essential in providing a holistic treatment approach; let us know if you are experiencing sleep apnea!

Should I Seek Treatment for TMD?

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms associated with TMD, seeking treatment is advisable. Early intervention can prevent further complications and improve your quality of life. Dr. Daniela Eversgerd and our team at Allure Dental are here to offer you the support and treatment you need.

Treatment Options

At Allure Dental, we offer a range of treatment options tailored to your specific needs:

  • Oral Appliances: These are custom-made splints that can prevent teeth grinding and jaw clenching.

  • Botox: While well-known for cosmetic procedures, Botox can also be used as a neuromodulator therapy. The injections can be used to deprogram muscles that cause clenching and bruxism, encouraging relaxation.

  • Clear Aligner Therapy: If you have orthodontic issues, simply aligning your bite may help improve symptoms of TMD.

  • Medication: Using pain relievers and anti-inflammatories to manage symptoms can be a big help.

  • Surgery: In rare cases, surgical intervention may be necessary, and the proper referrals will be offered.

Pricing and Insurance

Understanding cost and insurance coverage for TMD treatments is an important aspect of your treatment plan. At Allure Dental, we strive to provide transparent pricing and assist you in navigating your insurance benefits. While insurance coverage for TMD treatments can vary, our team is dedicated to maximizing your benefits and exploring flexible payment options.

Call Us Today to Schedule an Appointment

Don’t let TMJ/TMD disrupt your life any longer! With the expertise of Dr. Daniela Eversgerd and our compassionate team at Allure Dental, relief is within reach. Call us today at (985) 951-2220 to schedule an appointment. We’re committed to providing you with the highest quality care and a path to improved health and comfort.

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The Market at Chenier
1901 Hwy 190 Suite 14
Mandeville, LA 70448