At Gulf Coast Dental Care, we understand the discomfort and disruption that temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders can cause in daily life. Specializing in TMJ treatment, our practice is dedicated to diagnosing and managing this complex condition, offering relief and improving the quality of life for our patients. With a focus on personalized care, our experienced team employs a range of therapeutic options tailored to address the specific needs and symptoms of each individual. We are committed to providing effective solutions that not only alleviate pain but also restore function and prevent future issues.

Understanding TMJ Treatment

TMJ treatment encompasses various strategies aimed at relieving pain, reducing inflammation and improving joint function associated with the temporomandibular joint. These treatments may include bite adjustment, oral appliances, physical therapy, and in some cases, medication or injections. Our approach begins with a thorough evaluation to understand the underlying causes of your TMJ disorder, whether it is related to stress, misalignment, arthritis or bruxism (teeth grinding).

The TMJ Treatment Process

The treatment process at our practice starts with a comprehensive assessment, including clinical examination and imaging studies, to accurately diagnose your TMJ disorder. Based on our findings, we develop a customized treatment plan that may involve the use of oral splints or night guards to minimize teeth grinding, exercises to strengthen jaw muscles and techniques to relax the jaw. For more severe cases, we may explore advanced treatment options or refer to a specialist if necessary.

The Advantages of TMJ Treatment 

  • Alleviation of TMJ symptoms such as jaw pain, headaches and difficulty chewing
  • Customized treatment plans based on individual diagnosis and needs
  • Non-invasive and minimally invasive treatment options
  • Guidance on lifestyle changes to support long-term relief
  • Access to a multidisciplinary team for comprehensive care

Find Relief from TMJ Discomfort Today

Do not let TMJ disorder impact your life any longer. Our dentists and dedicated team are here to offer expert TMJ treatment and support. Contact us today at 228-832-3231 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Sutton, Dr. J. Patton Webb or Dr. Jacqueline McGrath and learn more about the benefits of TMJ treatment in Gulfport, Mississippi.