Jaw Pain Treatment in
Gulfport

The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are the joints and muscles that make it possible to open and close your mouth. TMJ affects patients with jaw disorders. Problems that prevents this complex system from working properly may result in a painful TMJ disorder.

Jaw Pain Treatment in Gulfport

Living with a TMJ disorder can make it uncomfortable to bite and chew. With advancements in dental care, Dr. Guillot can help relieve the pain and treat TMJ disorders.

To test for TMJ disorders, we will examine your mouth and jaw to see how it moves when biting. We may also do some X-rays to help identify any abnormalities.

Common TMJ Treatments may include:

  • Medication may be prescribed to relax stressed jaw muscles and aches.
  • Jaw exercises help to strengthen jaw muscles and make it easier to chew.
  • Using a custom-fit night guard not only protects your teeth from the damage caused by grinding, it can also relieve your jaw from the effects that clenching your teeth have on your jaw.
  • In the cases of an overbite or underbite, orthodontic work can help to straighten your teeth and jaw alignment. In more severe cases, surgery may help to re-adjust the alignment of the jaw.

What are the signs of a TMJ disorder?

  1. When you take a bite or open your mouth in a yawn, you feel a popping or a click as your jaws realign.
  2. Your neck and jaw have an uncomfortable ache. You may also have recurring headaches near the jaw.
  3. Your jaw muscles are tight making it difficult to open your mouth.
  4. Your teeth ache.

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Charlene V.

Dr. Guillot has been our dentist for years. He is always very professional and treats you with such dignity. His staff is very efficient and very accommodating. I appreciate them being so polite. I always get very nervous when I have a dental appointment and they always make you feel at ease. I haven't had any pain when Dr. Guillot is working on my teeth.Darrel and I love them like family.
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Leslie G.

Dr. Guillot is wonderful. He makes you relaxed while he's doing a great job on your beautiful smile. Let's face it. Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you and Dr. Guillot helps you achieve that pretty smile in total comfort!!
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Mary D.

Awesome experience! Kind of sad that I have to wait 6 months to go back. The staff is incredibly friendly, the office is beautiful and it was an overall great experience. Quick, easy and painless! Emily is a wonderful hygienist! I've already recommended this practice to a friend who just moved to the area. Thank you!
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