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What is a TMJ Disorder?

TMJ treatment hammond LA advanced dental conceptsAlso known as Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, TMJ disorder is a pain in the jaw caused by the different medical issues. The TMJ is connected to the skull or temporal bone in front of the ear. Facial muscles that are used for chewing are also attached to the lower jaw.
Problems in these areas often occur such as:

  • Neck pain
  • Ear Pain
  • Head Pain/Headache
  • Locked jaw
  • Facial pain
  • Clicking/popping jaw
  • Problems with biting

The Causes of TMJ Syndrome

TMJ syndrome can be caused by a lot of medical problems such as diseases, wear and tear, and trauma.

Trauma: Trauma is divided into microtrauma and macrotrauma. The former occurs internally such as bruxism or grinding the teeth and jaw tightening or known as clenching. The continuous grinding, gritting or clenching of the temporomandibular joint can alter the state of one’s teeth. Macrotrauma, on the other hand, is caused by accidents, punching or a damaged cartilage disc of the joint.

Arthritis: Our jaw point is prone to arthritic changes and these changes are sometimes caused by osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis that involves joint degeneration, aging, inflammation in joints or joint deformity.

  • Joint infection
  • Bone defect from birth
  • Cancer

Signs and Symptoms of the Condition

Problems with the TMJ (the joint that connects the skull and lower jaw) can significantly affect your daily life. Those who suffer from TMJ disorders often experience a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Soreness and pain in the jaw
  • Clicking or popping noises when opening or closing the mouth
  • Trouble chewing
  • A misaligned bite or other bite problems
  • Tooth and/or earaches not caused by infection or other dental problems
  • Recurring head and/or neck-aches
  • A “locked” or stiff jaw

Let Our Dentists at Advanced Dental Concepts Help You

Because TMJ disorders can be caused by a variety of different factors, treatment is individualized to better fit your needs. We offer a trusted Hammond orthodontics for TMJ, where our dentist will help you determine if such procedure is the best option for your condition.  Advanced Dental Concepts invites you to call today to know more and to schedule your TMJ consultation and begin improving your oral health soon.

More Dental Treatments in Hammond for You

Besides the general dentistry services we have available, we also offer various teeth, mouth, and gum treatments.

  • Dentures
  • Veneers
  • Teeth whitening
  • Wisdom teeth extractions
  • Tooth restorations
  • Invisalign
  • Emergency dental care
  • Family Dentistry

Talk to our dentists about the right option for your needs or situation. Feel free to look at our website as well and read more information about our treatments that we offer such reliable Hammond Invisalign braces, cosmetic dentistry, and emergency dental care. We will ensure that your teeth are in good hands at Advanced Dental Concepts.

Business Information

1607 Martens Dr, Hammond, LA 70401

Business Hours:
Monday 8AM – 5PM
Tuesday 7AM – 3PM
Wednesday 8AM – 5PM
Thursday 7AM – 3PM


Learn more about TMJ treatments:
Mayo Clinic – TMJ Diagnosis and Treatments

Advanced Dental Concepts is located at Martens Dr, 6 minutes away from Hammond Jr High School.

Driving Directions

From Hammond Jr High School: (via Pecan St)
Head north on Jackson Rd/J W Davis Dr toward W Coleman Ave. Turn right onto W Coleman Ave and left onto S Linden St. Turn another left onto Blackburn Rd and right onto Pecan St. Turn left onto Western Ave. Then turn right onto Martens Dr.

From Safari Quest Family Fun Center: Head east on Hewitt Rd toward SW Railroad Ave. Turn left onto SW Railroad Avenue and continue onto Carter Ln. Use any lane to turn right onto N Oak St. Turn left onto W University and another left to reach Martens Dr.

About Hammond, LA

Located 35 miles from Baton Rouge, Hammond is the largest city in Tangipahoa Parish. It also happens to be the home to Southeastern Louisiana University.

As of July of 2018, Hammond has a total population of over 21, 00, with total housing units of 8,633, 43.1% of it are owner-occupied, while the 45.7% of it are occupied by renters.

The city is rich in culture–a fan favorite among locals and tourists alike. Influences range from Spanish to French, that has become long influences for music, food, architecture and even lifestyle.

Take a tour during the Mardi Gras festival or visit the Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum or the SLU Contemporary Art Gallery. Hammond also offers attractions such as Ken’s Tropical Fish and Louisiana Treasures Museum.

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Advanced Dental Concept Google Reviews

Advanced Dental Concepts
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4.9 out of 5 stars

Maryanne Lay
Maryanne Lay

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Just brought my little girl here for a cleaning this morning - and she had a really good experience. This was her first time at this dental office because our previous dentist retired and moved out of state, but they did a great job of making her feel calm and relaxed, giving her a "familiar" vibe, despite being in a totally unfamiliar place.

Robin Lobell
Robin Lobell

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 day ago

Needed a quick lower partial adjustment. Slipped me in so I could enjoy my holiday & be able to eat. Always professional & prompt.

Justin McMullin
Justin McMullin

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

For the past few years I've been debating a tooth restoration treatment from my dentist here, and I finally took the plunge, and they look great! The reason I ended up going for it is, what's not to like? Their services are modestly priced, and the staff is loyal and friendly to their longtime customers (aka me!)

Margaret Boldt
Margaret Boldt

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

This place is wonderful! Everyone is friendly and concerned about patient comfort and well being. I strongly recommend Advanced Dental to anyone in the Hammond area.

Darnell Raines
Darnell Raines

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

My sister in law recommended me the dentists here because she has little kids - like me - who felt nervous about going to the dentist, and said they do a great job here of easing them into the work they do, so that they feel more comfortable and open. Glad I brought them here!