The temporomandibular joint, known as the TMJ, can be the subject of a range of disorders in the jaw and surrounding facial muscles, causing discomfort. The TMJ joint connects the lower jaw, known as the mandible, with the temporal bone of the skull, located in front of the ear. TMJ controls the position and movement of the jaw. Lane Avenue Family Dentistry provides several treatment options for TMJ pain.
TMJ disorder symptoms can include:
Lane Avenue Family Dentistry can help sufferers of sleep apnea through the use of a specially constructed oral appliance that maintains an open airway during sleep. Our experience in oral appliance therapy gives us the experience to find the right fit for different conditions, mouth shapes and comfort levels. Oral appliances are easy to wear, and usually people become used to them within a few weeks. Oral appliances reposition the lower jaw, tongue and soft palate, stabilizing them for an open airway while also increasing the muscle tone on the tongue. If you or your loved one uses a CPAP and would like to hear about new options that could improve your sleep, please come in for a consult.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency and need same-day service, call Lane Avenue Family Dentistry at (904) 783-1422, option #1, and our professionals can make sure you are treated that day. This includes extending our hours to make sure we can be there to meet your needs. Don’t wait until tomorrow, if you are suffering from dental pain, have a broken tooth, or are having problems with a filling or implant, call Lane Avenue Family Dentistry and be seen today.
Our goal is to provide the best dentistry to fit your needs and overall dental health. With our experience and variety of advanced treatment options, Lane Avenue Family Dentistry continues to make exceptional patient care top priority. Come in, meet our team, and learn more about what we have to offer!
Dr Joseph Abid is a Jacksonville native that attended Andrew Jackson High School, Jacksonville University and the University of Florida. He attended dental school at the University of Maryland and completed a general practice residency at the Veterans Hospital in Gainesville. He has been serving the Westside of Jacksonville for almost 40 years and is a member of the Florida Dental Associate, the Northeast District Dental Association and the American Dental Association.