TMJ Treatment in

Do you suffer from TMJ problems? You aren’t alone – an estimated 10 million Americans are affected by symptoms emanating from jaw joints. Many people do not seek treatment. They have been told that their only options are powerful pain killers or surgery. Dr. Shrenna Clifton in Newnan helps patients find relief from TMJ disorders, with dental treatment and gentle therapies.

TMJ Treatment in Newnan

TMJ Symptoms

Maybe you suspect a TMJ problem, but you aren’t sure. Common symptoms are:

  • Tenderness in the jaw
  • Reduced mobility
  • Mouth locks
  • Jaw makes clicking, grinding sounds
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Facial pain
  • Pain in and around the ears
  • Ringing ears
  • Stiffness in neck and shoulders
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Bruxism (nighttime clenching and grinding)

Diagnosing TMJ

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction has a dramatic impact on quality of life. Dr. Clifton takes as much time as necessary to understand symptoms and make an accurate diagnosis. If a determination of TMJ is made, she explains treatment options beginning with the most conservative approach, and progressing until you find relief.

Your individualized treatment plan may include:

  • Stress reduction – TMJ commonly flares up during periods of stress. Meditation, yoga, or massage can help.
  • Custom-fit mouth guard – Adjusts bite to reduce strain on the jaw, and minimize potential damage to teeth and bones from bruxism.
  • Realignment – This method changes the shape of teeth to eliminate or greatly reduce bite misalignment. (As an added benefit, it can also improve smile aesthetics!) Dr. Clifton assesses how teeth and jaws come together, and makes modifications to existing restorations and possibly natural tooth structure. The procedure is not painful. It typically involves crown recontouring, application of bonding materials, fillings, and crowns.
  • As a final alternative – Muscle relaxant medications.

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Carla C.

Dr. Clifton's office is amazing!! I would highly recommend her. She pampers all her patients with neck wraps and tv in every room to help patients with any dental phobia . She is also great with kids she has been treating mine since they were 2 years old. Office staff is very helpful and nice. Always at good experience at this office!!!!
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Jacqueline S.

Love my smile by Dr. Clifton! It’s been over 15 years and everyone compliments my beautiful smile and teeth. 18 DaVinci veneers were my best option and Dr. Clifton helped me make the correct choice for a long lasting smile.
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Dawn S.

Dr. Clifton is the best!! Her office is just beautiful and has state of the art equipment. Her staff is very sweet and professional. She did an amazing job on my son's new smile and he gets compliments everywhere we go.
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