Drs. Wood & Spooner | Birmingham, AL | TMJ & TMD
 
502 Montgomery Hwy, Suite 201
Birmingham, Alabama 35216

(205) 822-2808
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TMJ / TMDTMJ/TMD Services

Temporomandibular Joints (TMJ), or “jaw joints,” are the hinged joints on either side of the jaw that are responsible for opening and closing the mouth. Some patients suffer from a condition known as "Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction" (TMD) in which one or both joints do not move in a smooth, fluid manner.

Symptoms of TMD include frequent headaches, jaw pain, clenching or teeth grinding (bruxism) during sleep. The long-term effects of TMJ disorders can lead to serious dental problems and pain management issues if not addressed.

As part of a complete dental examination, our doctors will evaluate your jaw joints and obtain a dental background to uncover possible signs of TMD. If you have a history of teeth grinding, clenching or jaw pain, they may recommend a TMJ study using xrays and joint vibration analysis to analyze your symptoms and develop a plan to manage them.

In some cases, a therapeutic approach using a Nightguard to protect the jaw joints from bruxism or clenching can help manage more chronic symptoms.

If you suffer from the symptoms of TMJ disorder, please Contact Us to schedule a complete examination so that our doctors can fully evaluate your oral health and address your specific needs.

 
     
 
     
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