TMJ Therapy in Fort Smith, AR!

When the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, begins to cause jaw pain, headaches, earaches, or interfere with eating and speaking, patients may wonder about a solution to ease discomfort. Luckily, our team at Friddle Dentistry provides the community of Fort Smith TMJ therapy! If you’re looking for a TMJ treatment to enjoy life fully again, give our office a call to learn more about our TMJ therapy or schedule an appointment with our team.

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What is TMJ?

TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint. The TMJ connects the lower jaw to the skull on both sides. When TMJ dysfunction occurs, pain from difficulty chewing, speaking, or opening and closing the mouth can cause discomfort for the jaw and other facial muscles. TMJ dysfunction can have severe negative effects on dental and overall health when not treated.

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What can I do for TMJ?

If you’re experiencing TMJ discomfort, then temporomandibular joint dysfunction therapy could help alleviate pain. TMJ physical therapy is a popular TMJ treatment as it slowly works to relax, stretch, and release tight muscles or tissues that cause pain or stress. TMJ physical therapy often involves exercise, like opening and closing the mouth, moving the jaw side-to-side, or massaging the joint on each end. When you schedule an appointment for Fort Smith TMJ therapy, our team will discuss TMJ treatment options with you to select for your comfort.

How much does TMJ treatment cost?

Non-surgical TMJ treatment is an affordable option ranging a couple of hundred dollars. If you’re looking for surgical TMJ treatment, the cost can be much higher. But if you’re experiencing TMJ pain that has decreased your quality of life, then it’s best to invest in a TMJ specialist. If you’re concerned about the cost of TMJ treatment, visit our patient resource page to learn more about payment options or ask about your TMJ treatment cost when you call our office!