Relieve Your Jaw Pain

Are you struggling with jaw pain and discomfort? Dr. Blanton and our Mid-South TMJ and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center team are here to help you find relief from TMJ disorder (TMD).

What Is TMJ?

TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, which connects your jaw to your skull. Sometimes, this term is used to describe a disorder affecting this joint, known as TMD.

TMJ/TMD can cause pain, stiffness, and other problems in the jaw, making everyday activities like talking and chewing challenging. Dr. Blanton's expertise in treating TMD ensures you receive the care and attention needed to address this complex issue.

By identifying the underlying causes and crafting a personalized treatment plan, we aim to alleviate your pain and restore harmony to your jaw function. Our Collierville office offers comprehensive solutions tailored to your unique needs, from exercises to dental splints.

Symptoms of TMJ/TMD

TMD symptoms can vary widely but often include:

  • Jaw pain or tenderness
  • Difficulty opening or closing the mouth
  • Clicking or popping sounds in the jaw
  • Headaches or earaches
  • Difficulty chewing or a sudden uncomfortable bite
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Treatment Options for TMJ Pain

TMJ Orthotic

A custom-made orthotic (splint) can relax the jaw muscles and correct alignment, providing long-lasting relief.

Anti-Inflammatory Medication

Dr. Blanton can prescribe medications to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.

Muscle Relaxants

For some, muscle relaxers can jump-start the treatment process, reducing tension throughout the TMJ, face, head, neck, and shoulders.

Exercises & PT

Specialized stretches and movements, guided by physical therapy, can restore strength and provide natural relief to your TMJ.

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How to Ease TMJ Pain
at Home

While professional treatment is often necessary, there are steps you can take at home to ease TMJ pain:

  • Avoiding hard or chewy foods
  • Applying ice or moist heat
  • Practicing relaxation techniques

However, if these at-home treatments don’t prove effective, it's essential to see a TMD specialist like Dr. Blanton in Collierville.

Mid-South TMJ and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center’s personalized approach ensures you receive the best care for your situation, including innovative solutions like oral appliance therapy.