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TMJ Treatment

When a patient’s jaw locks open or shut or is sore, our orthodontists may recommend treatment for TMJ disorder in Warner Robins or Macon, Georgia. TMJ treatments will relieve pain and restore health to the jaw. We invite you to contact us today to learn more and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Spillers and Dr. Gordon.

The TMJ is the temporomandibular joint, or the joint that connects the lower jaw to the rest of the head. The term “TMJ” is often used to refer to TMJ disorder, also called TMD, which occurs when the jaw joint becomes stressed, injured, or misaligned. TMJ disorder may result due to several different factors, such as stress, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), arthritis in the TMJ, or trauma and injury to the head, neck, or jaw.

You may suffer from TMD if you experience frequent jaw pain or facial pain. TMJ disorders may also cause:

Still have questions about TMJ treatment?

Dr. Spillers and Dr. Gordon can help you determine the cause of your TMJ disorder and recommend the appropriate treatment. Treatment for the TMJ will depend on the cause and severity of your TMJ disorder. TMD treatment may include jaw and facial relaxation exercises, lifestyle changes, restorative dental treatments, a mouth guard or night guard, or jaw surgery. 

To learn more about TMJ treatment and to schedule your consultation with  Dr. Spillers or Dr. Gordon, we encourage you to contact us today. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at either of our locations in Macon or Warner Robins. If you’re ready to get started, schedule a free orthodontic exam for you or your child today!