Nashville TMJ / TMD Treatment


Healing Your TMJ Pain & TMD

There’s More Than Meets the Eye

Understanding TMJ Jaw Pain

TMJ is short for temporomandibular joint and TMD is the disorder referring to chronic jaw pain or migraines associated with this part of your body that’s used every day. As your trusted TMD dentist, Dr. Cristin Lewis won’t just put a bandage on your pain, it’s time to get to the root of the issue and treat it the right way. From muscle tension to trauma, there are many symptoms that a highly-trained TMJ jaw pain dentist can see more clearly, these can include:

  • Headaches
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Back and neck pain
  • Dizziness
  • Jaw popping
  • Joint tenderness
Do any of these sound familiar to you? If they do, talk to Bite Dentistry.

The Power of Bioesthetics

Dr. Lewis is a TMD dentist who specializes in something called bioesthetics. This goes with her philosophy of educating patients about the deep connection between your body and mouth. Proper alignment of your jaw joint is critical in this. Bioesthetics looks at how your brain is programmed to keep all your teeth functioning with optimal pressure and contact. When something is out of alignment, your brain compensates by adjusting your natural jaw positioning. Over time, it can lead to painful, misdiagnosed health problems or the symptoms we talk about here. Dr. Lewis uses bioesthetic dentistry to address the root causes of these issues, providing a more stable jaw joint and bite.

Advanced TMD Diagnostic Technology

When you come to Bite Dentistry for help with your TMD, you’re already in pain. We want to alleviate your discomfort as soon as possible. To do this, Dr. Lewis will rely on our highly-advanced diagnostic tools and digital x-ray imagery for precise, pain-free treatment.

How We Can Help

Coming to a TMJ jaw pain dentist gives you an added advantage for finally finding comfort and relief you won’t believe. Dr. Lewis takes the time to do a thorough examination and assessment of your issues and joint function. She can create a special, custom oral appliance that can help, without any medication or surgery.

Trusted Partnership for Pain Relief

One of the other benefits of seeing Dr. Lewis as your TMD dentist is that she’s open to partnering with additional healthcare practitioners. She works with chiropractors and physical therapists to help you live longer, without plaguing TMJ pain.

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