Therapy for Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction in San Antonio, TX

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The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is the spot where your jaw connects to your skull to allow you to open and close your jaw easily. Sometimes the joint is injured or damaged, resulting in a painful condition called temporomandibular joint disorder or dysfunction (TMD). If you are experiencing pain or hearing noises when you open your jaw, schedule a consultation with our dental team to determine if you have TMD. At Leon Springs Dental Center in San Antonio, TX, we use innovative equipment to diagnose and care for your TMD to alleviate symptoms. Your TMJ therapy will be based on the cause of your TMD and your specific condition, but a few options are oral appliances (mouth guards or night guards), bite alteration, dental restorations, and more.

To diagnose TMD, we will listen carefully to understand your concerns prior to a physical exam. During the examination, we will assess how your jaw moves and search for indications of teeth grinding, jaw clenching, and misalignment of your teeth. We will also palpate the jawbone and surrounding area for any swelling and tenderness. We might want to have digital x-rays of your lower head along with an analysis of your bite to look for underlying factors that could determine your treatment method. Depending on the examination, we will go over your treatment choices that may incorporate a mouth guard, orthodontics, or dental restorations (crowns, bridges, and dentures).

Even though I am the dentist here, I have to give kudos to Erin my hygienist!! I have had many others clean my teeth over the years and she did the BEST job I have had in years! Thank you Erin for doing such a great job on all of my patients. :) Dr. Walker

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Can’t recommend Leon Springs Dental Center enough. From the second I called to make my appointment, they had my needs at the top of their list. From asking about traumatic previous dentist appointments, what makes me feel comfortable, etc. They blew me out of the water before I even walked in their doors. The staff there is SO polite, everyone is working with each other & all have beautiful smiles! Lisa, Sabrina, Dr. Martinez all continuously made sure I was okay & explained every single thing they were doing to me and then again if I needed. Thank you Leon Springs Dental for making me comfortable and confident.

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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain can make it tough to eat, talk, and enjoy your day-to-day life. Since there are lots of possible causes, symptoms, and solutions to treat temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), schedule an appointment at our San Antonio, TX office. We will perform a detailed examination prior to your diagnosis and talk about treatment options. Get in touch with Leon Springs Dental Center to get more information and make an appointment.

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