benefits of tmj treatment

Benefits of TMJ Treatment

It is not all that unusual for anyone to take for granted things like the joints throughout their body. It is only when a joint malfunctions; causing pain and difficulty that we might even remember it is there. This is why Jack Fong, DDS in Amarillo, TX encourages all patients to learn about TMJ or TMD and the many benefits of TMJ Treatment.

What is it? Firstly, TMJ is an acronym for the temporomandibular joint. It is an enormous and powerful joint that connects the lower jaw to the head. It can exert great pressure while also being flexible enough to move in many directions. Unfortunately, it can become irritated and present a host of very unpleasant symptoms. These can range from ear and jaw pain to ringing, tooth grinding, odd noises when using the jaw, and even instances of the jaw locking in place. It can cause great pain and dental damage. As a preferred dentist in Amarillo, Dr. Fong treats the condition related to this joint – called TMJ or TMD – and points out the many benefits of TMJ Treatment.

These include:

It ends pain

TMD is remarkably painful for some, and this can worsen over time. One of the most immediate benefits of TMJ Treatment is reduction and/or elimination of pain.

It halts damage

One common symptom of TMJ is bruxism, also called tooth grinding.  This causes serious damage to the teeth, but treatment for TMD prevents further harm.

It improves your quality of life

There is no doubt that TMJ treatment Amarillo helps to restore quality of life by enabling you to eat, speak and feel like yourself again. The condition has links to other health issues, too, and treatment may also address those health concerns.

Contact our Amarillo Dentist Office to Learn More About TMD

Do you feel that the benefits of TMJ Treatment can help you? If so, feel free to give us a call at Fong, DDS at our Amarillo, TX office  at 806-353-8184. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.