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Carolina Family Dental Offers Treatment for TMJ in Little River, SC

A closeup of the face of a brunette woman. She is holding her hand up to her jaw and making a face as if she is in pain. 

Are you suffering and searching for treatment for TMJ? If you’re in the Little River, SC area, then be sure to contact us at Carolina Family Dental for TMJ treatment options in our office. Our dentists are dedicated to making our clients feel comfortable so they can enjoy their lives and their smiles.

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, commonly referred to as TMJ, is a chronic degenerative disease that causes pain and unordinary movement of the jaw joint as well as the muscles surrounding it. Common symptoms of TMJ include:

•Pain in the jaw

•Difficulty chewing

•Clicking in the jaw

•Locking of the jaw joint

•Headaches and neck aches 

•Difficulty opening and closing your mouth

Believe it or not, more than 10 million people in the United States have TMJ and have to deal with pain and discomfort each day. There are multiple causes of TMJ, including arthritis, dislocation of the jaw, misaligned bite, and past injury. 

But the pain and discomfort aren’t the only issues caused by TMJ. Without proper treatment for TMJ, this condition can cause major damage to your jaws as well as your teeth - causing even more problems for you in the future. TMJ can also disguise itself as other issues - like migraines, neck and shoulder stiffness, sinus headaches, and earaches. That’s why, if you’re suffering from TMJ, it’s important for you to find a dentist who is specialized in providing treatment for TMJ near you.

Carolina Family Dental’s very own Dr. Tripp Davis is a top expert in diagnosing and treatment for TMJ. His expertise allows him to pinpoint the source of your pain and provide the best treatment to help alleviate pain. This is done using gentle, nonsurgical treatments.

So, if you live around the Grand Strand and are looking for treatment for TMJ, be sure to contact Carolina Family Dental. Dr. Tripp Davis will be happy to make an appointment with you, assess your condition, and come up with a plan for treatment.