Our mission is to provide a warm and welcoming environment for all our patients. You can rest assured that our friendly staff will make your experience great every time you visit. And did you know that we offer TMJ treatment?
We want you to feel relaxed and comfortable during your appointment, so we offer a variety of amenities to help. We go above and beyond to ensure you have a positive experience at our office. And, of course, we provide top-notch dental care so you can have a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.
What is TMJ Disorder?
Are you or someone you know suffering from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder? If so, you’re not alone. TMJ disorder is a medical condition that affects the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which connects your jawbone to your skull. Symptoms of this condition include facial pain, difficulty chewing food, headaches, earaches, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), and even neck and shoulder pain. If left untreated, these symptoms can become worse over time.
TMJ disorder affects millions of people worldwide. Despite its commonality, TMJ disorder is not widely understood. Fortunately, there are treatments available to help manage TMJ disorder. November has been designated as TMJ Awareness Month to raise awareness about this condition!
If you are experiencing jaw pain and other symptoms associated with the temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD), you may wonder if it ever goes away. The good news is that TMJ symptoms can often improve with conservative treatment.
Treatment Options for TMJ Disorder
At Serene Dentistry of North Salt Lake, we specialize in treating TMJ disorder with non-surgical treatments like splints and night guards. Sometimes professional teeth cleaning or adjusting your bite can help. We also offer lifestyle modifications such as stress management techniques and physical therapy exercises that can help reduce symptoms of the condition. Other lifestyle changes like avoiding hard chews and practicing relaxation techniques can also aid in symptom relief. In some cases, surgery may be necessary, but our goal is to help our patients find relief from their chronic pain without resorting to invasive medical procedures or surgery. There is also hope for natural remedies, such as warm compresses on your face and gentle stretching exercises.
At the end of the day, looking after your teeth and jaw health should top the list of things to do to keep any jaw condition at bay—and of course, it’s always best to get regular checkups with Dr. Bates, your friendly neighborhood dentist.
Raising Awareness During TMJ Awareness Month
This December marks the fourth annual TMJ Awareness Month! Here at Serene Dentistry of North Salt Lake, we are committed to raising awareness about this often misunderstood condition by educating our community about treatment options available for those suffering from it. We encourage everyone to ask us any questions about TMJ disorder and to spark conversations among friends and family members. Together we can make sure no one suffers from chronic jaw pain in silence!
TMJ Treatment in North Salt Lake, Utah
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a complex joint that connects your jawbone to your skull and can be subject to various disorders ranging from acute discomfort to chronic pain if left untreated. In order to raise awareness about this often-overlooked medical condition, December has been designated as TMJ Awareness Month! We encourage everyone to join us in spreading awareness during this special month! At Serene Dentistry of North Salt Lake, we are committed to helping our community understand more about this condition so that they can seek out treatment options if necessary.