TMD/TMJ Treatment

Stop Your Teeth From Causing Pain!

  • End TMJ pressure with a custom mouthguard
  • We can correct your misaligned bite if needed

We will see you as soon as possible!

Relieve Jaw Pain With TMJ Treatment in Florence

Dental problems like cavities and missing teeth aren’t the only issues our dentists can treat. They can also help relieve chronic jaw pain related to issues with your temporomandibular joints (TMJ). Since TMJ disorders (TMD) can be aggravated by issues ranging from teeth grinding to misaligned teeth, we provide several options for TMJ treatment in Florence. Treating your TMD will:

  • Eliminate jaw soreness
  • Put an end to headaches caused by TMD
  • Allow you to easily chew your food, yawn, and otherwise use your jaw
  • Relieve TMJ-related pain in your face, ears, and shoulders
  • Stop teeth grinding that may contribute to your TMD issues

Are you suffering from TMJ pain? Call Advanced Dental Center at (843) 588-1919 for relief.

Receive the Right Solution for Your TMJ Pain

TMD has no definitive cause. Medical professionals believe many issues can contribute to the painful condition, including arthritis, teeth grinding or clenching, stress, and a misaligned bite.

Our dentists will likely suggest starting with the most conservative – and least costly – TMD treatment option: a custom-made mouthguard or splint that gently moves your jaw into a position that relieves pressure on your TMJ. It will also prevent you from grinding your teeth, which can lead to headaches and dental damage that requires repair with restorative dentistry.

If this doesn’t take care of the problem, they’ll consider altering a misaligned bite with treatments that may include placing dental crowns or possibly Invisalign.

See Us If You’re Suffering From TMJ Symptoms


See us ASAP if you suffer from a chronic sore jaw, especially if you’re also experiencing other TMD symptoms:

  • Frequent headaches
  • Difficulty chewing or just opening your jaw
  • Grating sensation when using your jaw
  • Unexplained soreness in your face, especially around your jaw

As with any treatment in our office, we can see you as late as 7 p.m. and even on Fridays. Concerned about TMJ Treatment? Call (843) 588-1919 for TMJ treatment in Florence, or request an appointment online.

Common Questions About TMJ Treatment

TMJ treatment has helped many patients once again enjoy everyday activities like talking, eating, and laughing without pain. The key to successful TMJ therapy is finding a treatment method that works best for you. We offer several different ways to treat TMJ pain, including a custom-made mouthguard or correction of your bite using dental crowns or Invisalign. We’ll determine which one will work best for you.

We understand you want to end the pain caused by a TMJ disorder as soon as you can. The truth is that treatment can take weeks or months depending on the severity of your situation and what needs to be done. For most patients, an oral appliance is the perfect solution in and of itself. For others, Invisalign or restorations may be needed to realign teeth to reduce grinding for the long term.

This varies depending on your insurance policy. TMJ disorders are a health issue that should be treated, and our team will do our part to make sure you get the full benefits covered by your dental plan. You also should know that we offer flexible payment options, including no-interest financing, so you can manage the cost of your care.

Meet Your Compassionate Florence, SC Dentists

Dr. Joseph Griffin

Dr. Joseph Griffin is a member of the South Carolina Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has received the South Carolina Palmetto Patriot award from the lieutenant governor’s office.

Dr. John Thomas Hess

Dr. John Thomas Hess graduated with honors from Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He received advanced training in many aspects of dentistry during a general practice residency program in Columbia, SC.

Dr. Daniel Visel

Dentistry was the natural choice for Dr. Daniel Visel to combine his interest in the medical field with his natural problem-solving abilities and love of fixing things with his hands.

Dr. Eric Thiede

Dr. Thiede loves being able to offer solutions to his patients. He communicates well and educates patients so they can achieve their oral health goals.

Dr. Jonathan Thomas

Dr. Thomas has a passion for dentistry that stems from a love of fixing things.

Visit an Award-Winning Dental Team

We’re proud that our community selected us as Best Dentist in SCNow’s “Best of the Pee Dee” awards in 2015, 2017, and 2018.


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