Johnson Pediatric Riverton TMJ Treatment

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Helping Riverton Children with Pediatric TMJ

TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction. It is a condition that causes problems where the head and jaw meet. While many adults don’t think of this as a pediatric condition, it is possible for children to have TMJ. Children who have TMJ might complain about headaches, earaches, jaw aches, pain while chewing, and lock jaw. TMJ is fairly common and very treatable. 

Call today to set up an appointment if you see any of these symptoms in your own child.

Diagnosing TMJ

Most often TMJ is not diagnosed until adulthood but sometimes we have young patients who need treatment. If your child regularly complains about muscle pain in the cheeks or temples, joint pain in the jaw, or clicking sounds when opening the mouth it is a good idea to find out if they have TMJ. 

Give our office a call, a member of our team is happy to schedule an appointment.

TMJ Treatment

Options

  • Muscle relaxers
  • Physical therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Mouthguard to prevent grinding and clenching
  • Massage and relaxation techniques
  • Orthodontics

There are lots of treatment options available for TMJ. Allow our team to help you find out which one is right for your child. Schedule your appointment today!

Come see how we can help give your children the best chance at lifelong health and confidence through great dental care!