Beyond Dental and Implant Center
Jaw Pain Specialist
Jaw Pain Specialist
Many people have jaw pain or other issues with their jaw. Sometimes people have actual disorders of the jaw that can cause serious pain and significant complications. These issues can be addressed by a proper professional, though, like ours here at Beyond Dental. If you’re suffering from any of the aforementioned issues, then read on to learn more about them, then get in touch with us today to meet with a jaw pain specialist in Fort Worth, TX.
How do you treat TMJ in the jaw?
It’s not uncommon for jaw pain to be caused by an issue or disorder with the TMJ, also known as the temporomandibular joint. This is the main joint in the jaw, so when there’s a problem with it, this can affect eating, speaking, or even sleeping.
In some minor cases of TMJ issues/disorders, it may be possible to treat the pain with activities like TMJ stretches, massages, and exercises. We can teach these here at our clinic. It may be that pain medication or muscle relaxants will help, but quite often TMJ disorders are impossible to treat without professional assistance.
Should I go to a dentist for jaw pain?
If you’ve been having jaw pain for a while now, then you really should see a professional about it. You could go see your doctor, but a primary care physician can only do so much, like prescribing a medication, and this may not address the underlying cause of your jaw pain. Your doctor may end up referring you to a specialist anyway. A dentist is the type of professional you’ll want to see, as one can do a lot for you by providing both immediate and lasting relief. More specifically, you should go see a board-certified dentist and jaw pain specialist, as this particular professional has the exact education and experience you’ll want in a dentist.
What can a dentist do for TMJ pain?
Over here at Beyond Dental, our certified dentist and specialist is Dr. Cory Nguyen. He’s able to provide both basic and advanced treatments, including many treatments you likely won’t find at standard dental offices. As the doctor has a neuromuscular and comprehensive approach to treating jaw pain and TMJ disorder, he can address the many complications a patient may have with their jaw joint, bite, muscles, and skeletal system. The treatments Dr. Nguyen can provide include:
- Ones for immediate pain and other symptom relief, like stress management, muscle massage, muscle relaxants, physical therapy, and prescription pain medication
- Trigger point injections
- Sphenopalatine ganglion blocks (SPG blocks)
- Transcutaneous electrical neural stimulation therapy (TENS therapy)
For more complicated cases of TMJ disorder, the doctor can offer:
- Methods for steady breathing and quick relaxation
- TMJ orthotics which are able to correct a patient’s bite, or permanent orthotics
- Neuromuscular orthodontics
- Reconstructions that are full- or single-arch and that use crowns or onlays
- Coronoplasty/equilibrium treatment
Do you have a jaw pain specialist in Fort Worth, TX?
Yes! Dr. Cory Nguyen DDS, FAAID, FICOI, DABOI/ID is our jaw pain specialist near you in Fort Worth. The doctor has been awarded Top Dentist by Consumer Research Council of America, and voted Best Dentist by D Magazine. And with over 15 years of comprehensive experience, Dr. Nguyen is more than qualified to treat you for your jaw pain or disorder. He’s over here at Beyond Dental, located at 9500 Ray White Rd Suite 105 Fort Worth, TX 76244. If you believe you need his services, go ahead and call us at (817) 242-2738 to book a consultation with the doctor. You can also book your consultation online.
We look forward to hearing from you soon, and Dr. Nguyen looks forward to treating you soon here at Beyond Dental!