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TMJ Disorders

TMJ Treatment in the Raleigh Area

Relief for Dental Pain

Not all tooth pain is a result of decay. It is important to have a dental exam when you are in pain. Bruxism (clenching and grinding), sensitivity, or a common cold could be the source of your discomfort. An infected tooth may need root canal therapy, or in the case of wisdom tooth impaction, extraction may be necessary to relieve your discomfort.

Sensitivity in a tooth can be caused by a thinning of the enamel layer. It can also be caused by receding gums. This is experienced by some older adults as receding gums are known to be part of the aging process. Depending on the cause of the sensitivity, special toothpaste may be recommended, or a sensitive tooth may need a crown. Receding gums may be treated with measures to protect the roots of affected teeth.

Another source of perceived tooth pain can be a sinus infection. This discomfort is often felt as pain in the upper teeth on both sides of the face. Tenderness around your sinuses and nasal congestion are usually present as well. If these symptoms are experienced, you may want to see your physician.

Our dentists can determine the cause of your tooth pain. You need not suffer from tooth pain when dental treatment is readily available at Axiom Dentistry. We offer emergency treatment for those who are experiencing a severe toothache.

Treatment for Jaw Pain

There are various reasons for jaw pain. Some people experience jaw pain due to arthritis; others may have impacted wisdom teeth that are causing the discomfort. Still others, in fact, nearly a third of the population, may experience jaw pain due to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD.) This can be caused by clenching the jaw and bruxism or teeth grinding during sleep.

Treatment for jaw pain depends on the root cause. Some people suffering from TMJ/TMD only have temporary pain as their bruxism is caused by situational stress. Once the situation is resolved, the stress diminishes, and so does the bruxism, and thus, the pain as well. Exercises can also help to eliminate pain in milder cases of TMJ/TMD. In some instances, a nightguard may need to be worn while sleeping to keep the upper and lower teeth from touching.

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Nicole V.
Benson
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My experience from both Clayton and Benson has been amazing! My fear of going to the dentist is at ease. The staff is amazing and understanding! I had to reschedule a cleaning multiple times due to some issues health wise and surgery recovery a couple times and they were very understanding. Wonderful staff!!
Denise W.
Clayton
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I know no one really enjoys going to the dentist, but the staff at Axiom’s Garner office are absolutely amazing! Their ability to ease my anxiety has made each visit a positive and pleasant experience.
Craig M.
Knightdale
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I always have a great experience with this practice. Lori has always been amazing. She takes care of my smile. Always provides great attention to detail. This office is ran smoothly, i definitely recommend.
Carla M.
Leesville Rd.
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Dr. K and All the doctors (the doctor I had on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 in Dr. K's apprentice [I can't rember her name] however she was wonderful) ALL THE STAFF were AMAZING! They were attending, friendly, and caring. They were very knowledgeable of what they were doing. The best Treatment experience Ever!!! I WILL NOT GO ANYWHERE ELSE! Leesville Rd is Awesome!
Sarah P.
Louisburg
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Dr. Ogar at Axiom Dentistry in Louisburg is exceptionally kind, patient, & compassionate, as well as knowledgeable in her field. Like many people I have high anxiety at dental appointments & even worse during procedures. This entire office is full of professionals that are without doubt deserving of a 5 star review.
Robert P.
Raleigh
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Great service! Appointments happen on time. The staff was very professional, great atmosphere set in the office with music, and doctors and assistants listened to you. Very enjoyable experience and recommend them to anyone looking for a dentist.
Toni C.
Zebulon
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The office staff are friendly and always helpful. The dentists and dental team are professional and provide top notch care. The facility is clean and inviting. I am always given an estimate in procedure costs before arriving at the office. I have recommended them to several family members and friends.

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