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TMJ & TMD Treatment

Our commitment to your oral health includes any problems you are experiencing with your jaw. The jaw and the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) play an integral role in your oral health and everyday dental function. At Cardinal Dental, patients have access to our unique specialization for treating TMJ and TMD. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) can be frustrating and even debilitating to deal with, making it difficult to eat or causing chronic headaches.

Dr. Cynthia Blalock is an esteemed TMJ dentist who works collaboratively with her husband to offer a full menu of effective treatments to resolve TMJ related pain. Dr. Rick Blalock is the owner of Cardinal Physical Medicine, located just next door to Cardinal Dental. He has extensive training and skill in the musculoskeletal treatment of TMJ, which may include trigger point injections for orofacial pain.

Jaw Pain, Facial Pain Relief!

The TMJ is a complex joint. It is responsible for opening and closing your mouth. However, when this joint and its surrounding muscles encounter excessive strain or tension, it can lead to significant discomfort as well as problems with your bite and dental health. In many cases, TMJ disorders are triggered by teeth grinding or teeth clenching. It can also be caused by a misaligned bite or other factors.

You can trust Dr. Blalock to give you an accurate diagnosis of your jaw issues and any associated facial pain. Our collaborative approach to TMJ treatment allows patients to get the relief they need for their unique case. While some patients find enough relief in a custom nighttime mouthguard, others may benefit from trigger point injections from a qualified chiropractor. We are committed to helping you get out of pain and avoid disruptive consequences to your smile and quality of life.

Are you suffering from a clicking jaw, limited jaw movement, facial pain or chronic headaches? Contact Cardinal Dental in St. Peters today.