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Tiger Smile Family Dentistry accommodates Baton Rouge residents with their teeth and jaw health by providing various dental and jaw treatments. We have a team of dentists specializing in TMJ treatments and other procedures. We are a dental team that will guarantee a pain-free life so rest assured that your overall dental and oral health are in safe hands.

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.


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’s Jaw Treatments


The Most Trusted Dentists for TMJ Treatments

Our TMJ dentists are ready to provide you safe and gentle procedures that won’t break the bank. No one should suffer this type of pain; our TMJ treatments will make sure that it is managed properly. Since this is a delicate procedure, we employ qualified and experienced TMJ specialists who are well-versed in the condition. You are always safe with us.

Tiger Smile Always Has Your Back

There are many people out there who have to suffer with constant jaw pain and headaches that are directly associated with TMD (temporomandibular disorder). If you are one of them, come see our specialists and they 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. We have had great success in treating patients with this condition.Trust Tiger Smile Family Dentistry to help you out of this ordeal.

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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