Beyond Dental and Implant Center

TMJ

Specialist

TMJ Specialist at Beyond Dental and Implant Center

TMJ Specialist at Beyond Dental and Implant Center

TMJ Specialist in Fort Worth, TX

Are you in need of a TMJ specialist in Fort Worth, TX? You’ll be able to find Dr. Cory Nguyen right here at Beyond Dental and Implant Center. Please call us for assistance with jaw issues or TMJ disorders in the Fort Worth area. Visit us at 9500 Ray White Rd, Suite 105 Fort Worth, TX 76244.

It’s an unfortunate fact that tens of millions of Americans are dealing with jaw and sleep-related issues. It’s also unfortunate that many of these people don’t understand that these issues could be caused by a TMJ disorder. However, these individuals can find relief here at Beyond Dental. Our TMJ specialist, Dr. Cory Nguyen, can help to manage or even correct a TMJ disorder. So if you believe you need a TMJ specialist in Fort Worth TX, get in touch with our Office today.

What is a TMJ disorder?

First of all, the TMJ is the temporomandibular joint, a joint in the jaw. A TMJ disorder (TMD) is any kind of issue that prevents a patient from being able to use their TMJ. The patient might struggle with chewing or even speaking. The patient might also struggle with sleep.

Who can be affected by TMJ disorders?

Anyone can be affected by a TMJ disorder, but the severity of the disorder varies based on age, sex, and environment. Most commonly, women between 19 and 40 are affected by TMJ disorders. In fact, 70 to 75% of people suffering from a TMJ disorder are females under 40.

What are some of the signs and symptoms of TMD?

The first step in diagnosing a TMD is properly identifying the signs and symptoms. Patients suffering from a TMJ disorder might be suffering from any of the following symptoms, or a combination of these symptoms:

  • Teeth clenching or grinding at night (known as bruxism)
  • Popping or clicking sounds when using the jaw (while chewing, talking, etc.)
  • Limited mobility in the jaw
  • Jaw pain or stiffness
  • Lockjaw
  • Ear ringing
  • Pressure or pain behind the eyes
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Throat soreness
  • Teeth that are worn, chipped, or cracked
  • Changes to the bite (malocclusions)
  • Facial, neck, shoulder, or back pain
  • Difficulty chewing, eating, or speaking
  • Posture problems
  • Frequent headaches
  • Sleep apnea or excessive snoring
  • And others

What are some of the treatment options for TMD?

Here at Beyond Dental, we provide many advanced treatment options you just won’t get from other dental offices. We have a neuromuscular approach to TMJ issues that addresses the complications with a patient’s jaw joint, bite, muscles, and skeletal system.

In your initial consultation with our TMJ specialist, Dr. Cory Nguyen, he will perform a comprehensive examination to determine whether you’re suffering from a TMD. Once we’ve determined what the issue is, we can provide immediate and lasting treatment. Some of the treatments we provide include, and could include a combination of:

  • SPG blocks (sphenopalatine ganglion blocks)
  • TENS therapy (transcutaneous electrical neural stimulation therapy)
  • Trigger point injections
  • And other immediate relief tactics like muscle massage, pain medication, muscle relaxants, stress management, and physical therapy

For more complex cases of TMD, we can provide:

  • A TMJ orthotic that adjusts your bite to a normal position
  • Relaxation and breathing exercises
  • Neuromuscular orthodontics
  • Coronoplasty/equilibrium
  • Permanent orthotics
  • Full or single arch reconstruction with crowns or onlays

Where can I see a TMJ specialist in Fort Worth, TX?

You’ll be able to see our TMJ specialist, Dr. Cory Nguyen, right here with us at Beyond Dental. We are located over at 9500 Ray White Rd Suite 105 Fort Worth, TX 76244. To book a consultation with our specialist, please call us. We are especially qualified to help you with your TMJ issue, so reach out to us for help.

We hope to speak with you soon here at Beyond Dental!