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Treatment of TMJ disorder may be easier than you think in Centerville, OH

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Many patients are familiar with the term “TMJ” but are not completely educated on the symptoms, causes, and treatment. Often patients believe that hearing a crack or popping noise when they open their jaw is normal or that if they suffer from TMJ, it can’t be treated. Dr. Daniel Cobb of Alex Bell Dental in Centerville, OH, have been helping their patients achieve relief from TMJ disorder for many years.

Could I have TMJ?

If you believe that you have TMJ, it’s important to visit a dentist for a complete evaluation and diagnosis. While TMJ is common, it shouldn’t interfere with your quality of life. Symptoms often include:

  • A popping or clicking noise when you open or close the mouth
  • Pain and stiffness when moving opening the mouth or chewing
  • Pain in the jaw, across the face, head, or neck
  • Headaches that are otherwise unexplainable

What causes TMJ disorder

With the exact cause of TJM disorder is not known, studies have shown that certain habits can exacerbate the condition. For example, grinding or clenching the teeth, chewing gum, or eating foods that are hard to chew. These activities can irritate the jaw as it causes increased tension.

Treatment for TMJ

In some cases, patients can eliminate certain activities, such as chewing gum, and will notice great improvement. However, other actions, such as grinding and clenching are often done subconsciously or while the person is sleeping. In these cases, a dentist may suggest relaxation techniques to ease the tension in the jaw, exercises to strengthen the jaw, and application of heat or cold compresses. When these treatments don’t work, the dentist can use an oral appliance to help prevent grinding and clenching or to reposition the jaw.

Don’t live with pain in the jaw, head, or neck; Dr. Cobb can help you eliminate the symptoms and find relief. To schedule an appointment at Alex Bell Dental call (937) 200 8300 today.


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Dr. Daniel Cobb

Dr. Daniel Cobb

A graduate from the Loma Linda University with degrees in Dentistry and Public Health, Dr. Daniel Cobb has 6 years of experience in international dental work and over 30 years of experience in private practice.

Whilst being a skilled and talented professional, Dr. Cobb firmly believes in providing the very best care to his clients so that they are at ease. He values dedication and strives to provide a genuine service to his community.

As a driven and focused expert, Dr. Cobb is certified in restorative and cosmetic dentistry and continues to educate himself on the positive impact of improving dental health.

Meet Dr. Daniel Cobb

I am so glad that Dr. Cobb introduced me to his teeth whitening treatment, Kor teeth whitening.
He was so great in taking the impression of my teeth first and making sure the tray fits me well and then explaining in how to use it properly.
Now everyone is complimenting me on how perfect and terrific my smile is and to which dentist I go to- of course I tell them about Dr. Cobb!!!!

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