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TMJ/TMD Treatment, Marietta

TMJ/TMD Treatment

Temporomandibular joint disorders, TMD or TMJ, involve the jaw joint and supporting muscles that are used in chewing and jaw movement. These disorders can be caused from misalignment of the teeth, excess pressure on the jaw and other factors. If you have been diagnosed with TMJ or think you may have a jaw joint disorder, our dental experts at Dental Care Center at Kennestone can help. We offer general dental treatment for TMJ/TMD at our office in Marietta.

Temporomandibular joint disorders have many different symptoms. Most commonly, jaw pain and a popping or clicking noise when moving the jaw is present. However, some symptoms are easily misdiagnosed as other issues. TMD can cause headaches, earaches and facial pain that may not seem related to the jaw. If you have TMJ, you may have constant pain or dysfunction in the jaw until you receive treatment.

Jaw Pain, Facial Pain Relief

To treat TMJ or TMD, our dentist will examine your bite, teeth and jaw joint for issues. A missing tooth or misalignment of the bite can put stress on the jaw joint. Conditions like bruxism, or teeth grinding, can also lead to jaw joint problems. Treatments to relieve jaw pain from TMJ may include replacing missing teeth with restorative options, orthodontics or wearing a nightguard. Nightguards are the most affordable treatment, repositioning your jaw while you sleep to offer relief from jaw pain.

The treatment you need will depend on what is causing the stress on your jaw joint. Our dentist will discuss the treatment options and recommendations to help you overcome the pain and discomfort of TMJ.

You do not need to live with jaw or facial pain caused by TMJ or TMD. Contact Dental Care Center at Kennestone today to schedule an exam to determine the best treatment for your jaw joint disorder. We accept most dental insurance plans and have financing and payment options.


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Our Client Reviews

Dental Care Center at Kennestone

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 247 reviews

  • I absolutely love this dental experience. I used to dread having to make dental trips but since finding this office 4 years ago that took the dread away. From making the appointment, to visiting with the office staff. It's great. The Hygienist is very friendly. But that Dr. O,
    she is a ray of sunshine. Perfect bedside manner, concerning, caring, helpful, and so very positive. I do not have dental insurance and could go somewhere else that may be a tad cheaper but I wouldn't trade this dental office for the world. They feel more like family. Give them a try you won't regret it!

    Angie W.
  • I am very happy I came to this dental office! I tend to avoid going to the dentist because of past experiences, but my visit today was 10/10!! The dental hygienist, Kelly, and Dr. Buffington were so nice and thorough. I highly recommend! So happy I found a good and nice dental office finally!! :)

  • Always a great experience when I come in for cleanings or any work that has to be done. Special thanks to my hygienist Kelli for a good cleaning today and making me feel comfortable. Dr. Buffington is also terrific and very attentive. The entire staff will make you feel welcome and comfortable.

    Mark P.
  • I have been a patient here for many years. I’ve always had positive experiences. I especially like the Dental Hygenist “Callie”. She is just the best, always smiling and cheerful, just what you need at the Dentist. She is very experienced and I’ve learned a lot from her. All the Staff is very nice and polite and Dr Buffington is great also. I’ve had a lot of dental work done by her and never had a problem. She is very gentle and painless too!

    Nancy M.
  • The dentist, Dr. Buffington, hygienist, and staff were professional and efficient. Dr. Buffington provided an excellent explanation to my question so that I understood the situation. High recommend this dental practice.

    Don S.
  • Dr. Buffington has to be the kindest, most patient dentist in the world. The staff is amazingly attentive, non-judgemental and offers a very comforting experience. I appreciate how patient they are with me, a 44-year old that still cries and would rather give birth (without medication) than have dental work. I hope you catch my drift😉

    Adriennes B.
  • I really like Dr. Buffington. She gave me a plan that gives me hope about a TMJ issue. Everyone on the staff was professional and seemed genuinely caring. I would highly recommend the office.

    It’s a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and they don’t try to sell you on things you don’t need.

    Donna D.
  • I highly recommend this dental practice. They took prompt and amazing care of me to address a TMJ episode. Dr. Buffington and all employees I encountered were professional, friendly, caring and knowledgeable. They set me on the path of recovery and have earned my respect and business going forward. How refreshing to engage with a business that truly understands customer service.

    Ronni P.