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

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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.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

To all of our dear patients, families and friends,

We hope that you are healthy and safe during this time. In our continued effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, we are extending our closure. In these uncertain times, we continue to keep our patients and our dental family at the heart of every decision that we make. We are consistently monitoring the evolving situation and continue to follow the guidelines of public health officials as well as our government to make these decisions.

It is our hope that we will resume our regular business hours on Monday, May 4th. If you are a patient of record and have an emergency, please do not hesitate to call us. We strive to ensure our patients are comfortable and cared for. We will be connected to the office answering all calls and texts as quickly as possible. We also have virtual consultations available at this time.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate this journey together. Have faith. Follow the recommendations of our leaders. Stay calm. Stay healthy. We are honored to be a part of your healthcare team and look forward to serving you in our normal capacity again soon. Feel free to call or text us for updates during this time. Also, don't forget to floss!

- Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry Team