TMJ/TMD Treatment in Durham, NC
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders can cause a significant amount of pain and discomfort. Also known as TMD, TMJ disorders can be caused by a number of factors, including arthritis in the TMJ, misalignment in the jaw joint, teeth grinding and clenching, dislocation of the jaw joint, or trauma to the jaw, neck, or head. You may suffer from TMD if you experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Limited ability to open the mouth very wide
  • A locked jaw
  • Popping, clicking, or grating sounds in the jaw joint when you open and close your mouth
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Ear pain
  • Migraines and tension headaches
  • Jaw pain
  • Chronic facial pain

When you visit Durham Dentistry, our experienced dentists will carefully listen to your symptoms and examine your jaw to determine the cause of your pain and TMJ disorder. Depending on the cause and symptoms of the TMJ disorder, Dr. Macon Sapp and Dr. Baxter Sapp may recommend lifestyle changes, a bite guard or splint, dental treatment, orthodontics, or another treatment. In certain cases, surgery may be required. If you experience pain due to a TMJ disorder, we encourage you to contact our Durham, North Carolina dental office soon. We are committed to helping you find relief!