Do you experience frequent headaches? Do you have constant aching or swelling in your jaw and neck? You may have TMD and our compassionate staff at Today’s Dentistry understand the frustration and chronic pain associated with the disorder. Dr. Pamela Cain provides comprehensive and personalized diagnosis and treatment for TMJ for patients in the Knoxville, TN region.
TMD: Complex Facial Pain
TMD can be difficult to diagnose, and doctors without special training may have turned you away or left you with little relief. Many times crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw can contribute to the pain while for others it is nerve related. Dr. Cain is trained in TMD and uses the latest in dental technology for highly accurate and precise diagnosis and treatment planning. TEKScan and other state-of-the-art tools are used to analyze your bite and jaw function to better understand the root of your TMD pain.
Dr. Cain uses interdisciplinary personalized treatment plans to find the solution to your TMD. For many patients, a variety of cosmetic, restorative and TMD treatments will be needed to resolve the complex disorder. Some patients will require a splint or mouth guard, while others may need invisible braces to realign a misaligned bite. A combination of treatments may be the most conservative treatment option available.
TMD can frequently cause a number of oral health problems which contribute to the difficulty of treatment. It is important to have your TMD diagnosed and treated to avoid further damage to your teeth and gums.
Patients who suffer from TMD may also experience:
- Teeth grinding
- Frequent headaches or migraine headaches
- Pain in the face, neck, or shoulders
- Popping or clicking in the jaw joints
- Tooth wear
- Chronic earaches
Choosing Dr. Cain for TMJ Treatment
Dr. Pamela Cain is a highly trained and experienced dentist. Having studied with leading professionals in the work of TMJ diagnosis and treatment she has the specialized knowledge and skill to help you find relief from your chronic pain. To find out more how Dr. Cain can help you contact our Knoxville, TN dentist office or schedule a consultation online.