Do you feel like your jaw is clicking when you chew and speak? If so, you might have a problem with your temporomandibular joint, usually shortened to TMJ. This disorder can significantly impact your quality of life, which is why you need to find the right remedy for TMJ disorder. At Earl E. Gaball, DDS in Battle Creek, Michigan, we are delighted to help you out. Keep reading to find out all that you need to know about TMJ disorder!
Several symptoms could indicate that you have a problem with your temporomandibular joint. They include:
The hallmark symptom of TMJ disorder is impaired mobility of the jaw. You may even feel like your jaw locks up from time to time, making it difficult for you to eat, chew, and speak.
Multiple correction options are available if you have issues with your temporomandibular joint. Working with a dentist who can customize your care to meet your needs is crucial.
For example, you may benefit from a nightguard that can prevent you from grinding your teeth at night. Or, you might benefit from an occlusal splint if you have a bad bite. If you are looking for help with TMJD care, you need to find an option that addresses the root cause instead of simply masking the symptoms. That is where we can help you.
If you are having a problem with your temporomandibular joint, it would be our pleasure to help you.
Dr. Earl Gaball is a committed and skilled dentist with years of experience in general, preventative, cosmetic, and restorative dental care. Dr. Gaball and his team value patient relationships, and their goal is to provide complete dental care to maintain healthy, beautiful smiles for the whole family.
Dr. Gaball obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Michigan University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry. He has completed post-graduate programs in esthetic dentistry, orthodontics, restorative dentistry, Endodontics, and more.
Dr. Gaball is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Chicago Dental Society, and Detroit District Dental Society. He earned the prestigious Fellowship and Mastership Awards in the Academy of General Dentistry, the highest honor in the AGD.