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Jaw Pain Alpharetta, GA

Do you suffer from pain, stiffness or clicking in your jaw? Do you wake up with a tension headache or experience ear and neck pain on a daily basis? These are signs that your TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is not functioning properly. Your TMJ is the small set of joints that connects your jaw to your skull and allows you to speak, chew and yawn. When this joint is misaligned, irritated or overworked, it can produce disruptive symptoms that threaten your quality of life. While some patients with TMJ disorder may suffer from slight jaw soreness, others may have severe pain that radiates to the ears, neck and head.

Causes of Jaw Pain

Treating jaw pain is not a one-size-fits-all approach. It is imperative to let a trained TMJ dentist determine the accurate cause of your jaw pain first. TMJ symptoms can develop due to a wide variety of circumstances and factors, including the following:

  • Nighttime Teeth grinding
  • Teeth/Jaw clenching
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Uneven teeth or dental work
  • Direct blow or injury to the jaw
  • Chewing gum excessively

Tailoring a TMJ Treatment Plan

Depending on what is causing your TMJ to function poorly, we can recommend an effective and lasting treatment plan. Some patients may need orthodontics to align their bite, while others may need a new crown or filling to make their teeth fit together more evenly. In the majority of cases, TMJ symptoms are triggered by teeth grinding or clenching habit. In such cases, a custom mouth guard can be worn at night to protect the teeth and jaw joint from such extreme forces and pressure.

At Crabapple Dental, we have an esteemed dentist who specializes in TMJ and bite problems. We even offer a TMJ questionnaire for patients to fill out online to get started. Simply contact our Alpharetta office to find relief from your jaw pain today!

Posted on behalf of Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Phone: (678) 319-0123


Monday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Our Patient Reviews

Crabapple Dental

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 43 reviews

Aly C.

This dental practice is a gem! The front desk staff are kind, efficient and welcoming. I was pleasantly surprised at the clinical staff’s fantastic bedside manner. Everything was explained in advance and this was very appreciated. My teeth have never felt better! Love, love, love the hygienist that worked with me. She is a rockstar. Thank you to the whole gang!

Caitlin G.

I've been going to Crabapple dental for many years and I can honestly say Dr. Roberts and her team are by far the best. It's hard to find a good dentist that takes the time to get to know you and truly cares about your health. I knew Dr. Roberts was special when she filled a few cavities for me, then called me later that night to make sure I was ok. I feel at home when I'm there and they always treat me so well. Kelly is so wonderful! She takes her time and makes going to the dentist an easy task. I never stress about going because I know she'll take care of me. She is so pleasant and efficient; truly the best experience and I leave feeling great. Both Kelly and Dr. Roberts are so gentle and that is the most important thing to me. Dr. Roberts has the most updated equipment and beautiful office to give the best experience. I travel from downtown to see them because they are the best! Don't hesitate to make an appointment; you won't be disappointed!!

Kim B.

This is by far the most customer focused dental practice I’ve ever experienced. Starting with Dr Roberts and her entire staff! Immediately I felt I was a priority and my anxiety slowly disappeared. She has state of the art technology and is a pleasure to work with!! She contacted me after hours to check on me after certain procedures!! Highly recommend!!!! A very warm and nurturing environment!!

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Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(678) 319-0123