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  • Protect your tooth enamel against damage
  • End jaw pain & tenderness with a mouthguard
  • Minimize headaches & other TMJ symptoms
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Soothe Your Aching Jaw With TMJ Treatment in Fort Smith

You use your temporomandibular joints (TMJs) all the time, for everyday activities like eating and speaking. So you’ll want to keep them functioning properly by seeking TMJ treatment in Fort Smith. If your TMJs become inflamed, it can cause a painful TMJ disorder (TMD). Fortunately, we can relieve your discomfort with a custom-made mouthguard. This treatment will:

  • Enable you to get a good night’s sleep and awaken without pain
  • Alleviate jaw soreness and associated symptoms like migraines, headaches, and facial swelling
  • Stop discomfort from spreading from your jaw to your neck and shoulders
  • Prevent you from grinding your teeth, a damaging behavior that can chip, crack, or even break your teeth

If you suspect you have a TMJ disorder, call 479-668-3109. Our office is located at 8020 Dallas Street, near Mercy Hospital. If you’re a new patient, ask us about our special offer for a $20 dental exam including X-rays.

Treat Your TMJ Disorders Easily & Effectively

Though the causes of TMJ disorders aren’t well understood, many TMD sufferers clench their jaws and/or grind their teeth. These behaviors often occur while you are sleeping. They not only cause jaw pain but can also damage your teeth. Unlike most dentists, we offer more than one way of solving TMJ problems. The solutions we offer are among the least invasive ways of addressing TMJ trouble. We can treat you by:

Jaw and facial pain are two of the most obvious symptoms of TMJ dysfunction. You may also experience difficulty opening and closing your mouth, pain in your neck and shoulders, unexplained earaches or ringing in your ears, frequent headaches, and facial swelling, especially around the jaw.

Call Dallas Street Dental at 479-668-3109 for an appointment or schedule one online. Find lasting relief and healing with our TMJ treatment in Fort Smith. 

Common Questions About TMJ Treatment / Teeth Grinding
How long does TMJ treatment take?

We understand you want to end the pain caused by a TMJ disorder as soon as you can. The truth is that treatment can take weeks or months depending on the severity of your situation and what needs to be done. For most patients, an oral appliance is the perfect solution in and of itself. For others, orthodontics or restorations may be needed to realign teeth to reduce grinding for the long term.

Will insurance pay for my TMJ treatment?

This varies depending on your insurance policy. TMJ disorders are a health issue that should be treated, and our team will do our part to make sure you get the full benefits covered by your dental plan. You also should know that we offer flexible payment options, including financing with CareCredit, so you can manage the cost of your care.

Is TMJ causing my headaches?

It’s possible, yes. Inflammation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can lead to pain in the surrounding muscles of the head and neck, which can be misinterpreted as migraines. By wearing a mouthguard, you can alleviate the pain caused by TMJ inflammation and potentially experience relief from headaches.