Have you noticed headaches creeping up on you daily? Experienced pain or issues chewing at meal time? Maybe clicking when you move your jaw or even the inability to move it at all?

These could all be symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD).

What is Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD)?

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD) is a condition that appears when your temporomandibular joint isn’t functioning properly and begins to cause pain in your jaw. The joint connects your jawbone to your skull, so the pain you feel is typically centered around that area of the face.

Symptoms of TMD include:

  • Headaches
  • Jaw pain
  • Lock jaw
  • Clicking of the jaw when moved
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Ear pain
  • Aching in your facial muscles
  • Facial muscle spasms

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, it is time to see Dr. Welch. She is a trained Diplomat with the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and is an expert in crafting long-term treatment plans for those dealing with TMD.

Wright Parkway Dental Center TMD Treatment

Dr. Welch approaches treatment of TMD with the use of multiple therapies to provide lasting relief for her patients. One of the newest, state-of-the-art solutions for TMD pain is the use of low-level laser therapy, and we’ve seen great success in treating patients with this method. Utilizing an infra-red light, the laser is able to deeply penetrate the tissue during a quick, non-invasive procedure that is not painful and can be used on all ages. The procedure enhances blood flow, which enhances collagen production and cell growth, along with reducing inflammation from the irritated joints, speeding up recovery in no time at all.

We utilize therapies like the low-level laser therapy to provide holistic treatment options that are non-invasive and highly effective, enhancing quality of life and ensuring you can live pain-free without continued medications.

If you think you could be suffering from TMJ disorder, call our office today at (850) 243-1534 to schedule a consultation. Dr. Welch and her team of skilled dental practitioners will carefully help you discover which treatment option is best for you.


Great Team

A Great Team!! Dr. Welch herself is very professional, knowledgeable, takes the time to explain the background to a procedure…and is very friendly. Her staff are the same and the teamwork they show when they work together is at the highest level. Highly recommended.



Wouldn’t trust my orthodontics and cleanings with anyone else. Always thorough, in and out every time!


Amazing Service

I’ve been going here for years but recently brought in our kiddos. Our oldest needed a filling and was panicked about getting a shot. Dr. Welsh distracted him and she administered the numbing shots so well that he didn’t even know she gave him the shots!! Truly amazing service!


Best Dentist

Dr. Welch at Wright Parkway Dental Center is by far the best dentist. She does not just look at a person’s teeth and mouth. She truly is concerned for the overall health of her patients.



Dr. Welch and her staff are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. I felt they cared about the patient more than money. They take the time to explain and care above and beyond what is expected.


Patient Feedback

My husband, Mack, and I are thrilled to find Dr. Welch since she is truly a biological dentist. We truly wish we’d found her in this area years ago, as I’ve had to fly out to dentists that are beyond just not using mercury. We’re ages 72 & 75, so Dr. Welch will be so helpful with positive aging helped with dentistry…and no concerns about harmful dentisty to our elderly bodies.


Above & Beyond

I always feel like I am in good hands here. I think you go above and beyond what most dentist offices do for
their clients. The cleaning was very thorough Thank you very much!- D.L.

Patient Experience

I’m happy with my last visit and cannot think of anything I’d change. Thank you for the chance to voice my
opinion! – J.F.


Not everyone can say going to the dentist is enjoyable, but your professional and enjoyable staff makes it possible. -K.C.

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Always in good hands!! Thank you for taking good care of me all these years! – K.H.

Forward Thinking

I was so relieved you were able to see me. Thank you! New office procedure only adds to the totally smooth flow of your ever gracious office. So forward thinking!


TMJ & Dental Care

Dr Welch is at the forefront in Dentistry. She always continues her education on TMJ and new advancements in medicine and dental care. Couldn’t find a better Dr. and well run office.

S. Cayer

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