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TMJ Dentistry in Arizona

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Dr. Steven Chang, D.D.S., can help you find effective relief for painful TMJ symptoms.

Do you have pain or clicking in your jaw?

You may be suffering from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ), which can cause a great deal of discomfort. A condition that generally affects patients between 20 and 40 years of age, TMJ can result from a number of causes, from teeth grinding to rheumatoid arthritis. While TMJ symptoms can disappear on their own, if your symptoms persist, Dr. Steven Chang, D.D.S. of the SC Dental Group, offers TMJ treatments for jaw pain at the office locations listed below.

Signs You May Need TMJ Treatment

This jaw condition, named after the temporomandibular joint which connects the lower jaw to the skull, can negatively affect the face, head, and neck. Symptoms of TMJ are varied and include:

• Clicking and popping noises coming from the jaw joint
• Difficulty chewing food or feeling discomfort when biting down
• Shoulder or neck pain
• Earaches or ringing in the ears
• Swelling of the face and toothaches
• Inability to open the mouth
• Pain in the face, neck, or jaw when you open the mouth to eat, yawn, or speak
• Locking of the jaw into a fixed position

Available TMJ Treatment for Jaw Pain

Some sufferers never need to seek treatment for jaw pain, as symptoms can disappear over time. Depending upon the severity, TMJ treatment options may simply consist of a regimen of soft food, warm compresses, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication. Dr. Chang may also recommend stretches to relax your jaw.

If your symptoms persist, further treatment for jaw pain will be necessary. This may include splints or bite plates to decrease the tendency to grind or clench your teeth, which are both factors that contribute to TMJ. For more severe cases, Dr. Chang may suggest cortisone shots to bring down the inflammation and lessen your discomfort. If you are unsure that your symptoms are indicative of TMJ, contact one of our offices listed below for a consultation.

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Surprise Dental Office

SC Dentistry at Marley Park

13954 W. Waddell Road, Suite #112 Surprise, Arizona [85379]
Call Now: 623-889-6000

Hours of Operations:

Monday-Friday (8am to 5pm)
(Friday by appointment only)

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Goodyear Dental Office

SC Dentistry at Palm Valley

1616 N Litchfield Rd, Ste #250, Goodyear, Arizona [85395]
Call Now: 623-925-2220

Hours of Operations:

Monday-Wednesday (8am to 5pm)
Friday (8am to 12 noon)

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Phoenix Dental Office

A Beary Nice Smile

3608 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona [85019]
Call Now: 602-544-2480

Hours of Operations:

Monday-Friday (8am to 5pm)
Friday (8am to 12 noon)

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Glendale Dental Office

SC Dentistry at Arrowhead

20100 North 51st Avenue, Suite #D-410, Glendale, Arizona [85308]
Call Now: 623-582-5998

Hours of Operations:

Monday-Friday (8am to 5pm)
(Friday by appointment only)


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Maryvale Dental Office

A Healthy Smile

4105 North 51st Avenue, Suite #109, Maryvale, Arizona [85031]
Call Now: 623-245-2828

Hours of Operations:

Monday-Thursday (8am to 5pm)
Friday (CLOSED)
Saturday (8am to 12 noon)

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