TMJ / TMD Treatments

Conquer TMD Headaches In Fargo

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) refers to problems with the jaw, the jaw joint (TMJ), and the surrounding facial muscles that control chewing and moving the jaw.

TMJ or TMD is an umbrella term that covers both acute and chronic pain in the jaw, teeth, face, head, neck, shoulders, and back. Other problems can include headaches, snoring, teeth grinding, ear infections, and restricted airways.

TMJ issues can be treated, but an accurate diagnosis is essential for effective treatment. The professionals at Designer Smiles in Fargo, near Moorhead, have been specially trained in diagnosing these kinds of TMD related problems and are ready to help you.

Symptoms Of TMJ and TMD

Any one or more of the following symptoms can indicate TMD. If you are experiencing any of them, call us today to schedule a time for a TMJ diagnosis.

  • Pain in the jaw area
  • Pain, ringing, or stuffiness in the ears
  • Frequent headaches or neck aches
  • Clicking or popping sound when you open or close your mouth
  • Swelling on the sides of the face
  • Muscle spasms in the TMJ area
  • A change in the alignment of top and bottom teeth
  • Locked jaw or limited opening of the mouth

Act Now & Stop Suffering

  • TMD pain can unexpectedly escalate in a short period of time
  • Many untreated TMJ patients show premature wear from grinding teeth
  • Some TMJ patients favor one side or the other, which causes teeth to wear unevenly and unsymmetrical muscle tone
  • Many patients don’t realize their headaches could be stopped by our cosmetic dentistry team

TMJ Treatment That Works

Generally, the first step for treatment is to measure the most relaxed position of your jaw to find its normal position. Then the dental work necessary to realign the bite and restore the teeth can be prescribed. Once your bite is realigned and the jaw is in place, the jaw pain that resulted from the imbalance will be reduced or, for many people, will disappear.

Don’t wait for TMD to become unbearable. If you think you may have this problem, give us a call today and we’ll help stop your headaches and TMJ pain in its tracks. We work with patients form all over the Fargo area, from Moorhead to West Fargo, so don’t suffer any longer!

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Designer Smiles

Dr. Dennis Hetland
Dr. Jeff Harrie
Come visit Dr. Hetland in Fargo if you are in need of dental services, such as dental implants or cosmetic dentistry! Call now to schedule an appointment if you are in Moorhead or West Fargo!

3525 25th St S
Fargo, ND 58104

CALL: (701) 298-9400 701-566-5063
awakenyoursmile@cableone.net

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    —WHITNEY
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    —TODD
  • I was so blessed to have found you. Thank you for helping me so quickly.
    —BRUCE
  • Dr. Hetland told me my new teeth would help me chew better and help relieve my jaw pain. What I didn’t know was that they would make me feel so much better about myself. I just can’t stop smiling. Thank you!
    —ANITA
  • The Designer Smiles team is amazing. They took great care of my teeth when I didn’t and they did it without making me feel bad about all those years I neglected my teeth. I highly recommend them to EVERYONE!
    —MILES
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    —GLADYS
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    —CARLY
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Making smiles bright extends beyond the doors of Designer Smiles, especially each March through June when we proudly participate in the Smiles For Life campaign. During this time, 100 percent of the proceeds from teeth whitening procedures go to children’s charities, including right here in the F-M area. This year, we have selected Haley's Hope Dyslexia Learning Center as the local charity of choice.

We make helping children and bright smiles easy—simply contact us to schedule your teeth whitening appointment. You get a brighter, whiter smile, and children get a reason to smile, as well. If you are already happy with your bright smile, simply ask about the other ways you can participate in helping children.Dr. Hetland is a Smiles For Life participating dentist in Fargo, North Dakota to benefit children's charities.