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Relief From Jaw Pain May Be Closer Than You Think

Do you suffer from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain? Many patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) have difficulty chewing, speaking clearly, and suffer from frequent pain or tenderness around the jaw.

If you have a habit of grinding your teeth, you could even be making the problem worse. Dr. Nadine Al-Hammali offers several treatment options a Waterside Dental in Pinellas Park for patients suffering from TMD.

TMD Symptoms

If you are suffering from pain or tenderness around the jaw, cannot enjoy your favorite foods, or have headaches and migraines regularly, TMD may be interfering with your quality of life. We are here to help you get the relief you need as quickly as possible.

The first step is identifying symptoms, such as:

  • Locked jaw
  • Jaw pain
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Clicking jaw joint
  • Ear and neck pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Tenderness around head and neck
  • Frequent toothaches

Teeth Grinding – A Telltale Sign of TMD

One of the first things we check for when patients complain about jaw pain or TMD symptoms is signs of teeth grinding, otherwise known as bruxism. Many people have this habit and do not even know it. If you grind your teeth while sleeping or when you are stressed, you may be wearing down your teeth and causing bite problems.

We can help you break that teeth grinding habit with a night guard, and can also share some healthy stress management tips. In some cases, an occlusal adjustment is necessary to restore the bite, along with restorative procedures to rebuild damaged teeth.

How To Effectively Resolve Your TMD

We prefer to use a conservative approach to relieve TMD symptoms. Only severe cases would require jaw replacement surgery. Ready to stop living in pain? Schedule your TMD consultation at Waterside Dental today!

Find Out if You Have TMD!

Get the advice of an authority on TMD: Call Waterside Dental to make an appointment with Dr. Childers today.

Do you have pain in your jaw?


Does your jaw lock when you open or close it?


Do you have frequent headaches?


Do you have sensitive, loose or worn down teeth?


Do you experience neck pain or stiffness?