At Dental Care South, we strive to be your premier choice when you’re looking for a Tuscaloosa, AL dentist. It’s our mission to not just create beautiful smiles, but help a patient achieve and maintain an optimal level of comfort for the natural uses of the mouth, jaw, and teeth. However, one of the things that can disturb that is temporomandibular joint disorders (often referred to as TMJ or TMD).

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What is TMJ?

The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. This joint is one of the most complex joints in the entire body; it’s responsible for moving the lower jaw forward, backward, and side-to-side. When you have a problem that prevents this joint from functioning properly, you have TMJ. We used advanced 3D treatment planning to diagnose and treat TMJ.

Symptoms of TMJ

TMJ can have a wide range of symptoms, many of which are found in other problems, making it hard to definitively know whether or not you have TMJ. Some of the most common symptoms of TMJ include:

  • Pain or tenderness in your jaw or temporomandibular joints
  • Clicking or popping sounds in your jaw joint when you open your mouth
  • Difficulty or pain while chewing
  • Locking of the jaw in either a closed or open mouth position
  • Aching facial pain or ear pain
  • Tooth pain
  • Headaches
  • Swelling or tenderness of the face

Our Patients’ Response

 

Meet The Doctor

Dr. Grant Skalnik, D.M.D.
Dr. Skalnik’s passion for dentistry and eagerness to provide his patients with superior dental care shines through his work every day. He has been blessed enough to help thousands of patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile, and he hopes to continue doing so for years to come.

Schedule An Appointment Today!

We gladly welcome new patients. We encourage you to visit our website to get acquainted with our services, staff, doctor, and more. If you are ready to take the next step and begin receiving quality dental care, please get in touch with one of our team members today. Contact us via our online contact form or by calling us at (205) 752-1929.We look forward to seeing you soon and becoming your lifelong partner in dental health!

Care Credit financing is now available.

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Seeking TMJ Treatment?

The first step in determining if you actually have TMJ is by visiting your dentist for a checkup. If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment, feel free to fill out our online appointment request form. Alternatively, you can give us a call at (205) 752-1929. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve an even higher level of dental health!

Our Patients’ Response

 

Meet The Doctor

Dr. Grant Skalnik, D.M.D.
Dr. Skalnik’s passion for dentistry and eagerness to provide his patients with superior dental care shines through his work every day. He has been blessed enough to help thousands of patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile, and he hopes to continue doing so for years to come.

Schedule An Appointment Today!

We gladly welcome new patients. We encourage you to visit our website to get acquainted with our services, staff, doctor, and more. If you are ready to take the next step and begin receiving quality dental care, please get in touch with one of our team members today. Contact us via our online contact form or by calling us at (205) 752-1929.We look forward to seeing you soon and becoming your lifelong partner in dental health!

Care Credit financing is now available.

Care Credit

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