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Baton Rouge TMJ Jaw Pain - Tiger Smile Family Dentistry


Tiger Smile Family Dentistry assists residents with their teeth and jaw health by providing various dental and jaw treatments which are part of our orthodontics treatment plans in Baton Rouge.  We are a dental team that will help provide a pain-free life for your overall dental and oral health.

Jaw pain and headaches can be troublesome for most people and can affect how they function at work, school or even quality time with family and friends. The excruciating pain is something all of us don’t want to endure for too long. There are many causes of pain and some are hard to deal with; an over the counter medication doesn’t seem to help mainly because the pain is connected to a myriad of health problems. An example of this is TMJ disorder.


  • Tiger Smile Family Dentistry is dedicated to helping patients improve their teeth and jaw health— including the treatment of Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).
  • Out dentists apply tried and true techniques to ease your TMJ and start working towards a happier, healthier you
  • We offer safe, gentle, and affordable TMJ procedures that are specifically tailored to each client’s individual needs

All You Need to Know About TMJ Disorders

What is TMJ Disorder?

Temporomandibular joint or known as TMJ disorder is a type of jaw pain that is caused by different medical problems. The TMJ connects the lower jaw known as mandible to the skull in front of the ear. Certain facial muscles are also attached to the lower jaw; these muscles also happen to be used for chewing.

What Causes TMJ Disorder?

The exact causes of TMJ disorders are often hard to determine. The pain can be a combination of the following factors including jaw injury, arthritis, and even genetics. Jaw pain can also be the cause of grinding or clenching your teeth, but that is not often the case since some people who do this don’t actually develop TMJ disorders.

On the other hand, this condition occurs when:

    • The joints cartilage is damaged by arthritis
    • The disk moves out of its alignment
    • The jaw is damaged by a blow

The Symptoms of TMJ You Need to Watch Out For

The following signs and symptoms of TMJ disorder include:

    • Painful or difficulty chewing
    • Aching facial pain
    • Joint lock; you have difficulty opening or closing your mouth
    • Pain around your ear
    • Pain and tenderness in the jaw
    • Pain in one or both of the temporomandibular joints

Keep Pain at Bay with Tiger Smile Family Dentistry Jaw Treatments

TMJ Baton Rouge Treatments - Tiger Smile Family Dentistry

TMJ Treatments for a Pain-Free Jaw

Our Baton Rouge dental care facility is ready to provide you with safe and gentle procedures that won’t break the bank. No one should suffer this type of pain; since this is a delicate procedure, our TMJ treatments will make sure that it is managed properly.

Basic Treatments:

  • Moist heat or cold packs – apply an ice pack to the side of your face and temple area for 10 minutes. Do this along with a few jaw stretching exercises as instructed by your dentist. Apply a warm towel to the side of your face for about 5 minutes. Doing this several times a day will help relieve the pain.
  • Soft Diet – it is recommended that you avoid hard and large food that will need you to open your mouth wide. Stick to soft food such as yogurt, soup, bread, etc.
  • Oral medications – over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can help. Our dentist can prescribe higher doses for you should you need it.
  • Splint/Night Guard – these are made of plastic worn over the upper or lower teeth. They prevent the upper and lower teeth from coming together, thus reducing clenching or grinding teeth. It also helps correct your bite. Splints are worn full time whilst night guards are worn only during the night.

TMJ Pain Relief in Baton Rouge - Tiger Smile Family Dentistry Tiger Smile Family Dentistry Always Has Your Back

There are many people out there who have to suffer from constant jaw pain and headaches that are directly associated with TMD (temporomandibular disorder). If you are one of them, come to see us and we will conduct necessary diagnosis and procedures to check your jaw.

Don’t let pain ruin the things that you love to do or take over your school or work. Jaw pain is a serious case and when not tend to immediately can cause a more severe condition.

Treatment plans vary from patient to patient. Trust Tiger Smile Family Dentistry to help you out of this ordeal. We also offer other dental services such as dental implants, veneers and dental braces in Baton Rouge LA. Call us today and schedule an appointment with us, let’s discuss your dental treatment options!

5.0 Rating From 1 Reviews.
on 25, Feb 2018
I've been suffering from TMJ symptoms so I went to this dental facility here in Baton Rouge. Being a first time patient at Tiger Smile, I was impressed the moment I walked in because of the attentive staff who greeted me. I was also given a great discount as a new patient, which was very much appreciated. The TMJ dentist who treated me made sure that I understand the procedure. It was a great experience & really one of the best choices that I've made for my oral health.
Jamie Oliver

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