TMJ Treatment  Charlotte, NC

Expert TMJ Headache Exams and Treatment at Scott A. Young DDS

Scott A. Young DDS in Charlotte, NC, offers specialized exams and treatment options for TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders, which are often linked to chronic headaches, jaw pain, and other symptoms. Utilizing the latest diagnostic techniques, our team is committed to identifying the root cause of your symptoms and developing a personalized treatment plan to alleviate discomfort and improve your quality of life.

Why Choose Us for TMJ and Headache Treatment?

  • Comprehensive Diagnostics: Our approach begins with a thorough examination to accurately diagnose TMJ disorders and related headache issues.
  • Customized Treatment Plans: We offer a range of treatment options tailored to your specific needs, from occlusal splints to more advanced therapies.
  • Experienced Care: Dr. Scott A. Young and our dedicated team have extensive experience in managing TMJ disorders, ensuring you receive the highest standard of care.

Frequently Asked Questions About TMJ and Headache Treatment

Q: What are the symptoms of a TMJ disorder?
A: Symptoms can include jaw pain or stiffness, difficulty opening the mouth wide, clicking or popping sounds in the jaw, chronic headaches, and pain in the neck or ears.
Q: How are TMJ disorders diagnosed?
A: Diagnosis involves a comprehensive exam where we evaluate the jaw's movement, listen for sounds, check for tenderness, and use specialized imaging tests if necessary to assess the jaw and surrounding structures.
Q: What treatments are available for TMJ disorders?
A: Treatments range from conservative care, like physical therapy and occlusal splints, to more advanced options, including medication, injections, or surgery, depending on the severity of the condition.
Q: Can TMJ disorders cause headaches?
A: Yes, TMJ disorders can lead to tension headaches due to muscle strain or other related discomfort. Proper treatment of the TMJ disorder can alleviate these headaches.
Q: How long does it take to see improvement with TMJ treatment?
A: Improvement times can vary based on the treatment approach and the individual's condition. Some patients experience relief shortly after starting treatment, while others may see gradual improvement over several weeks or months.
Q: Will my insurance cover TMJ treatment?
A: Coverage for TMJ treatment varies by insurance plan. Our office staff can help you understand your benefits and will work with your insurance provider to maximize your coverage.

Schedule Your TMJ Exam Today

If you're experiencing symptoms of a TMJ disorder or chronic headaches related to TMJ issues, don't wait to seek treatment. Contact Scott A. Young DDS in Charlotte, NC, to schedule your comprehensive TMJ exam. Our team is ready to help you find relief and improve your oral health. Call us at (209) 606-8855 or visit our website for more information.

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