Treatment for TMJ in McKinney, TX

If you suffer from TMJ disorder, our dentist in McKinney, TX uses the latest T-Scan technology to help relieve TMJ pain and help our patients return to feeling their absolute best!

The T-Scan® is an innovative system is that can quickly detect jaw issues that contribute to TMJ before they worsen. The T-Scan technology helps our team pinpoint the exact malocclusion in a quick and simple evaluation, eliminating the need for repeat visits.

What is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)?

Dr. Jaiswal discussing TMJ treatment with a patient at Starlite DentalThe temporomandibular joint is located on the opposite sides of your head, right in front of your ears. Your lower jawbone and your skull are connected by the temporomandibular joints, which combine a sliding action and hinge action and aid in effective speech and chewing. The joint's parts are covered in cartilage and separated by a small shock-absorbing disk that works to keep the movement of the bones smooth.

Temporomandibular Joint disorders (TMJ), are conditions that affect the jaw joints, surrounding muscles, and ligaments in your face. TMJ dysfunction is when your jaw muscles and ligaments become inflamed. The resulting pain could be severe or mild and, when left untreated, may cause additional symptoms and discomfort.

What Causes TMJ Disorder?

While jaw pain can be caused by genetics, arthritis, jaw injury, or bruxism (clenching or grinding the teeth), TMJ disorder most often occurs when:

  • The disk moves or erodes from its correct alignment.
  • Arthritis can cause damage to the joint's cartilage.
  • A blow or impact causes damage to the joint.

The cause of TMJ will differ from person to person. The cause and proper treatment of your TMJ symptoms will be determined after a consultation with our dentist in McKinney, TX.

What are the Symptoms of TMJ Disorder?

Wondering if you need treatment for TMJ? The most common symptoms include:

  • Tenderness or pain in the jaw
  • Pain in your face or temporomandibular joints
  • You often feel a burning sensation in your ears
  • Tight chewing, difficulty chewing, or pain when chewing
  • Locking of your joint makes it difficult to open and close the mouth.

Treating TMJ Disorder with T-Scan Technology

front desk coordinator at Starlite Dental talking on the phone with a patientThanks to advanced treatment technology, we can correct bite and jaw issues with better accuracy and precision than ever before! By using the T-Scan system, Dr. Jaiswal and her team can obtain exact data that you aren’t able to get with a traditional bite test. The T-Scan uses 3D imaging and special software to analyze your bite and jaw pressure, all by simply biting an ultra-thin sensor. Once we have this data, we will know the exact method of TMJ treatment that you require. We'll be able to have you feeling better in no time.

TMJ Treatment in McKinney, TX

When you're suffering from the effects of TMJ disorder, Dr. Jaiswal will examine the root cause of your TMJ disorder and help you relieve it, using comfortable, customized solutions. Dr. Jaiswal is passionate about advanced, whole health dentistry. Contact us today for relief from the effects of TMJ, including jaw pain, jaw misalignment and malocclusion!

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