TMD/TMJ Solutions

TMD/TMJ Solutions in Albuquerque, NM

If you are one of the many dental patients who suffer from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, you know how painful and debilitating it can be. Luckily, there are several solutions available in Albuquerque, NM. Our skilled dental team will be able to walk you through your options so that you can get relief from your TMJ disorder pain.

Give our office a call today to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists.

What is a TMJ Disorder?

TMD is a severe condition that affects the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the hinge that connects your jaw to your skull. TMD can lead to severe pain in the jaw, neck, and head and problems with chewing and opening your mouth wide.

If you have been suffering from these common symptoms, you may have a TMJ disorder. There are several different treatment options available for TMJ disorders, so if you think you may be affected, schedule an appointment with our dentist to learn how to get relief.

Common Symptoms of TMJ Disorders

If you are suffering from any of the following common symptoms associated with TMD, you may need to seek treatment from a professional to get relief:

  • Pain in the jaw joint
  • Neck or facial pain
  • Tenderness in your jaw muscles
  • A clicking or popping noise when you open or close your mouth
  • Difficulty chewing or eating food
  • Frequent headaches

TMJ disorders can be caused by various things such as teeth grinding, arthritis, facial trauma, and jaw injury. If you experience any of these painful symptoms, it is essential to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled dentists to determine if TMD is the underlying cause and treatment to fix it. 

TMJ Treatment Options

If you are one of the millions of patients who suffer from pain caused by TMD, you know how debilitating it can be. Fortunately, there is a TMJ disorder treatment available for everyone to help manage their symptoms. While there is no one-size-fits-all TMJ treatment, there is an option for everyone to get relief.

Medication

If you seek an alternative to surgery, medication may be the solution for you. Medication is often one of the most effective ways to manage pain in the jaw joint and other affected areas. We can use many medications to treat TMJ disorder pain, and your doctor can help you find the right one. 

Bite Orthotic

A bite orthotic or occlusal orthotic can also be effective in helping to treat TMJ pain. These oral appliances are similar to a mouthguard but are built differently, and have a different purpose – to alleviate muscle and joint pain in people with temporomandibular joint disorder. 

If you are struggling with pain related to TMJ dysfunction, schedule a consultation with one of our dentists to talk about getting a custom-made bite orthotic.

Myofunctional Therapy

Myofunctional Therapy is a specific type of physical therapy in which exercises are used to strengthen or train the muscles of the jaw, mouth and face. Many people who struggle with TMD benefit from this effective and non-invasive approach.  

Oral Surgery

Oral surgery is often the last resort for patients with temporomandibular disorder. We always want to explore a non-surgical treatment available to our patients before moving to oral surgery. This type of oral surgery is designed to correct the problems causing your TMD symptoms. The patient can often find relief from their symptoms by addressing and fixing these issues.

Contact Us

If you are experiencing chronic pain in your jaw or facial muscles, headaches, neck pain, or other symptoms related to temporomandibular disorders, do not wait any longer to seek pain relief. Instead, contact our dental office today and schedule an appointment for a consultation so we can improve your oral health. We will work with you to create a treatment plan that helps you feel better as soon as possible.

Do not suffer from jaw pain any longer. Please give our office in Albuquerque, NM, a call today!

Cosmetic Dentistry Options

TEETH WHITENING

At Essenmacher Family Dental, the most common cosmetic dentistry request is for whiter teeth. We recommend professional treatments instead of over-the-counter options, as they are a safer, quicker, and more cost-effective way to brighten your smile for the long term.

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Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Our dental office is dedicated to providing various cosmetic dental services, including composite bonding. Many patients seeking smile makeovers love this procedure for its minimal preparation, quick application, and low cost.

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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a great way to improve the appearance of your teeth. They are usually used as cosmetic dentistry treatments, but dentists can also use them for dental reconstruction. Essenmacher Family Dental in Albuquerque, NM, provides porcelain veneers to our patients.

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Full Mouth Reconstruction

Sometimes patients need help with several dental issues and require extensive work to restore their smiles. The entire staff at our dental office cares first and foremost about our patients’ dental health and well-being. And we will provide compassion and understanding as we work with you for a treatment plan for full mouth restoration.

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SureSmile

If you’re one of the millions of patients who wants a quick and convenient way to straighten their smile, there’s good news: our dental office is a proud provider of the SureSmile aligner system!

With the latest technology in cosmetic dentistry, our dental practice can help you get the beautiful smile you deserve. And we can do it in less time than it would take with braces.

Come to our office in Albuquerque, NM, for an initial consultation!

Learn More

TEETH WHITENING

At Essenmacher Family Dental, the most common cosmetic dentistry request is for whiter teeth. We recommend professional treatments instead of over-the-counter options, as they are a safer, quicker, and more cost-effective way to brighten your smile for the long term.

Learn More

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Our dental office is dedicated to providing various cosmetic dental services, including composite bonding. Many patients seeking smile makeovers love this procedure for its minimal preparation, quick application, and low cost.

Learn More

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a great way to improve the appearance of your teeth. They are usually used as cosmetic dentistry treatments, but dentists can also use them for dental reconstruction. Essenmacher Family Dental in Albuquerque, NM, provides porcelain veneers to our patients.

Learn More

Full Mouth Reconstruction

Sometimes patients need help with several dental issues and require extensive work to restore their smiles. The entire staff at our dental office cares first and foremost about our patients’ dental health and well-being. And we will provide compassion and understanding as we work with you for a treatment plan for full mouth restoration.

Learn More

SureSmile

If you’re one of the millions of patients who wants a quick and convenient way to straighten their smile, there’s good news: our dental office is a proud provider of the SureSmile aligner system!

With the latest technology in cosmetic dentistry, our dental practice can help you get the beautiful smile you deserve. And we can do it in less time than it would take with braces.

Come to our office in Albuquerque, NM, for an initial consultation!

Learn More