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.

Reviews

Dr. Welch at Wright Parkway Dental Center is by far the 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.

GB

Wouldn’t trust my orthodontics and cleanings with anyone else.

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

NS

Dr Welch is at the forefront in Dentistry.

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

Dr. Wright and her staff are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful.

Dr. Wright 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.

CL

I’ve been going here for years but recently brought in our kiddos.

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!

DW

A 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.

DH

4.9 Average Rating

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