At Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer TMJ treatments to help our patients resolve the painful symptoms associated with a misaligned jaw, while relaxing in our world-class dental spa, where we provide a truly superior patient experience.

What is TMJ?

TMJ stands for a medical term: temporomandibular joints. These are the joints and jaw muscles that function when opening and closing your mouth. When this structure is damaged or out of alignment, which affects about 25 percent of the population, a range of uncomfortable symptoms can result, including:

  • Constant headaches
  • Earaches
  • Sinus pain
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Pressure sensation behind the eyes
  • Clicking or popping in jaw motion
  • Painful sensation when yawning, chewing, or widely opening the mouth
  • Jaws that get stuck or locked
  • Tender sensation in jaw muscles
  • Teeth no longer fit together properly

About Us

World-class cosmetic dentistry delivered in a comfortable, pampering environment

When it comes time for treatment, you’ll discover more of our amenities—ceiling televisions in the operatories, noise-canceling headphones, our roving massage therapist on staff, oral sedation if you want, and personal attention throughout. Your treatment consultant will be your personal guide through the entire process, answering any questions you may have.

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How is TMJ Treated?

If you are one of the many people who struggle with TMJ, we can help you get relief. The first step is to evaluate your individual condition to discover the underlying cause of your symptoms. Many patients can get relief through a specially-created dental appliance or mouthguard to wear during sleeping hours, along with special exercise routines to loosen tight jaw muscles. Your condition is unique, and only a personal consultation will reveal the most effective method to bring you long-term relief from the pain and discomfort associated with TMJ.

What Causes TMJ?

Many patients we treat at Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry suffer from TMJ as a result of teeth grinding. This is called “bruxism,” and not only can cause jaw misalignment, it wears down the chewing surface, making the teeth more prone to developing decay. Other physical habits that can lead to TMJ include chewing on hard objects such as pens, or a habit of continuously clenching your teeth.

Conservative Treatments for TMJ

At Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we take a conservative approach to treating TMJ. Our process involves fully understanding the contributing factors in planning treatment. We know much stress plays a role in modern life, and offer our patients a complimentary relaxing massage as part of each treatment.

Our Advanced Diagnostic Process

We employ Joint Vibration Analysis to accurately diagnose your case of TMJ. This advanced diagnostic system allows us to better treat your case and provide a treatment that brings relief. If the TMJ symptoms have unpleasant and uncomfortable symptoms, we may prescribe a custom mouthguard to separate top and bottom teeth while you sleep. Some patients may require injections of anti-inflammatories or other medications. You can be fully confident that we will seek out the most effective treatment for you – our goal is to improve your quality of life, whether by restoring your smile or treating TMJ.

Why Choose Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry for your TMJ Treatment?

Our cosmetic dental practice is like no other – rather than a clinical environment, we offer a luxury spa-like atmosphere and concierge treatment. Your treatment will take place in a warm, luxury atmosphere where you will be greeted by name by our concierge, who will care for you and guide you throughout your treatment. We offer complimentary, relaxing massages to our patients, provide custom leather treatment chairs, TVs, noise-cancelling headphones, and a range of other amenities that will make your TMJ treatment a pleasure from the moment you enter our practice.

While some rare cases of TMJ will require surgical repair, this is considered a last resort – we have found that our conservative approach produces results. Your treatment is customized, and you can expect the full attention of our team of cosmetic dentists. Our goal is to bring you real relief as quickly as possible, with a TMJ treatment that works for you.

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update

Our doors are open and we are seeing patients!

Our mission has always been to provide the highest quality care available to our community.

At your next appointment, in addition to upholding the OSHA standards that we have always maintained, you will notice updated office protocols, new technology, and additional equipment above and beyond the required. Please read them over so you know what to expect when you come to your appointment:

  • Prior to your appointment: Patients will be asked to complete a 12-question health screening and a consent for treatment. Please sign and submit online prior to your appointment. In addition, we will securely store credit card information for contactless payment.
  • Temperature checks: All team members and patients will be screened daily. Anyone with a temperature of 100° or higher will not be permitted to enter our building.
  • Arrival: We ask that patients “check-in” by sending a text to 404.847.9711, letting us know you have arrived. Please include your car’s make and color. Relax in your vehicle; we will be out to greet you with a warm welcome and a temperature reading.
  • Additional prevention measures: Patients will be given a hydrogen peroxide oral rinse and asked to wash their hands before being taken directly to their patient suite. Please wear a mask if you have one.
  • Our new ‘look’: You will notice your hygienist or assistant fully donned with PPE (personal protection equipment) happy to see you and still smiling underneath it all. Lab coats are changed for every patient.
  • Behind the scenes: As always, each suite has been meticulously prepared for your arrival. In addition to every surface being treated with the proper disinfection tools, we have added individual air purifiers that remove bacteria and viruses in each suite and throughout the office. UV light sterilization wands are also being used to ensure no surface is untreated.
  • Time to say goodbye: At the end of your appointment we will schedule your next appointment and email your receipt. We will escort you to the side door to return to your car. This will limit crossing paths as much as possible.

We appreciate your understanding regarding our new procedures and hope you appreciate the added safety measures we are taking to ensure your care. We may look a little different today but are committed to delivering the same excellence and ‘Ritz Carlton’ service you are accustomed to. Thank you for allowing us to be a dedicated part of your healthcare team.

- Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry Team