TMJ

Alleviate jaw discomfort and enjoy a healthier smile with TMJ treatment in Chattanooga.

Are you struggling with jaw pain or clicking? Do you frequently deal with headaches or earaches?

These are all signs that you may have TMJ, which requires treatment to address. Left untreated, TMJ can impact your eating and daily comfort.

Turn to Dr. Suekert for professional TMJ treatment in Chattanooga. Our dedicated dental team provides comprehensive treatment solutions to alleviate your jaw pain. Schedule your visit today.

What is TMJ?

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) occurs as a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint, and surrounding facial muscles that control movement of the jaw. The temporomandibular joint is the hinge joint that connects the lower jaw to the bone of the skull. This joint is located immediately in front of the ear on each side of the head. The muscles attached to the jaw allow the jaw an incredible amount of movement: front side to side and up and down. This flexibility allows us to chew, talk, and yawn.

Those who suffer from TMJ experience severe pain and discomfort. This pain can last for as many as several years or a few months. More women experience TMJ pain than men and the disorder is seen in people between 20-40 years of age.

Signs of TMJ in Chattanooga

Causes of TMJ

The main cause of TMJ is still unknown but scientists believe the symptoms are a result of problems in the muscles moving the jaw or with parts of the joint.

Known factors that contribute to TMJ include:

Visit Us for TMJ Treatment in Chattanooga

The best way to improve your jaw health and alleviate pain is to seek professional TMJ treatment. Addressing TMJ can improve not only your oral health, but also headaches or earaches.

Although we are skilled in the most complex TMJ situations to TMJ disorder, depending on your case, a more conservative solution may be all you need. We’ll welcome you to our state-of-the-art practice for an oral exam and consultation to discuss your unique limitations and goals for treatment.

Schedule an appointment now for TMJ treatment in Chattanooga.

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What are our patients saying about us?

They are very friendly and welcoming and seem like a family at times. We get all of our cleanings and dental work done here. They are really good at estimating your cost after insurance so you know what procedures will cost you.

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Tim B.
The dentist and staff are very calming. Always checking to make sure you aren’t feeling anything. The office staff is very friendly. My fear and dread of dental work my whole life is over. I feel very lucky to have picked this dentist office. I highly recommend them.
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Kerry K.
Incredible office. Dr. Suekert is a kind, intelligent, and gifted dentist. The office staff has been nice every time I’ve walked through the door. Highly recommended!
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