What do you know about TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder? Do you know what you can do if you have problems with your jaw, and why it’s vital to address issues with TMJ? Dr. William G. Kaylakie offers TMJ treatment for our patients in Austin, Texas, to help provide relief for painful TMJ disorders.
TMJ is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. If this joint is damaged or not working correctly, you may find yourself experiencing pain in your jaw, a clicking or popping sound, ear pain, headaches, and sore, and stiff jaw muscles. Dr. Kaylakie can help determine the cause of your TMJ disorder and recommend appropriate treatment. This treatment will depend on the cause and severity of your jaw disorder.
Dr. Kaylakie may begin by giving you conservative self-treatments, such as jaw and facial relaxation exercises or a slight change to your diet. If you grind your teeth at night, you may benefit from wearing a night guard to resolve the problem since teeth grinding can lead to TMJ issues. More severe TMJ may even require oral surgery.
If you are experiencing any of the signs of TMJ disorder which may include grinding, clicking, or popping sounds in the jaw when you open and close your mouth, being unable to open your mouth wide to speak, yawn, or chew, pain when chewing and biting, frequent headaches or neck, shoulder or ear pain, we can help.
Please give us a call today at 512-831-5887 to find the relief you need to have a healthy, happy smile!