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TMJ Fort Mill, SC
Dr. Kavi Sagunarthy

You may be unaware that certain symptoms that you frequently experience are related to TMJ. Frequent morning headaches, soreness in your neck, stiffness when you chew, and clicking in your jaw are all common complaints among those with Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ). The temporomandibular joint is the hinge joint that connects your jaw to your skull, allowing it to open and close. When this joint is injured or damaged it can lead to localized pain and residual discomfort called TMJ syndrome.

TMJ is often difficult to diagnose simply due to the fact that many of the side effects of the condition are often not associated with the jaw joint. Many people actually go into the dentist for a regular checkup only to learn, through a series of questions and thorough evaluation, that the negative effects they have been experiencing are a result of TMJ syndrome. These are some of the signs and symptoms of TMJ syndrome:

  • Jaw popping
  • Jaw clicking
  • Pain or soreness in the jaw
  • Neck stiffness
  • Ear pain
  • Headaches
  • Popping sounds in the ears
  • Stiff jaw muscles
  • Pain in the temple area
  • Locking of the jaw joint

From this list, it is easy to understand why TMJ is often overlooked. Many people do not tend to talk to their dentists about ear pain or frequent headaches because these are not typically associated with the teeth. However, the relation of the temporomandibular joint to the rest of the skull presents good evidence for TMJ syndrome when it is accurately understood. Many people find that by talking to their dentists they can utilize effective at-home remedies to alleviate their pain and discomfort. Gentle stretches of the jaw and neck muscles, ice packs, refraining from chewing gum, and OTC nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, along with reducing stress can be effective for many people.

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we offer a wide range of dental services. If you are concerned that symptoms you have been experiencing are a result of TMJ syndrome, contact our practice today to schedule an appointment for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.

Posted on behalf of Gold Hill Dentistry

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

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Marsha Rose

The staff at Gold Hill Dentistry is wonderful. They are polite, professional and helpful I have a history of working as both a dental assistant and hygienist in another state. I’m extremely particular when it comes to my dental care. My daughter recommended Gold Hill. I am very pleased with my dental care. I highly recommend the practice.

Don Rowley

The entire staff at Gold Hill Family Dentistry are professional, friendly, and very good at what they do. I’ve made numerous recommendations to family and friends. Very happy with the dental work they do. Scheduling, insurance processing, and follow up are always first class. Dr Kavi is the man.

Angelique Autumn McGowan

I highly recommend this dental practice. The staff are gracious, helpful, courteous and accommodating. Dr. Sagunarthy is a wonderful dentist. This is from someone who has always suffered with dental and gum issues. He is current on dental information, kind, gentle and professional! I am so happy to have found this practice!

Richard DeCristo

Dr. Sagunarthy is one of if not the best dentist I ever went to. He recently replaced a crown that was botched by another dentist and the procedure was done perfectly and painlessly. I first went to Gold Hill Dentistry for a second opinion on four crowns and maybe a root canal I needed asap from another dentist in Fort Mill. As it turned out I needed the crown replacement and only one other at a later date. That’s about $6000.00 I saved leaving this OTHER FORT MILL DENTIST. In addition to this wonderful dentist, the total staff is outstanding.

Chrissy Jaselskis

Awesome dentist. Everyone was nice and professional. Very thorough job cleaning my teeth. Lots of great conversations. Staff made an uncomfortable place for me very comfortable. Thank you.

Thomas Dorsett

Very professional and caring staff. Highly recommend the service, they take personal care with all patience. I have experienced some of the best Hygienist.

Bill Strickland

Great staff. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would heartily recommend as they have been taking care of my family for years.

Midge Zimmerman

I have dental anxiety. I dreaded locating a dentist after recently moving to the area. I had gone to another dentist in the area but quickly changed to Gold Hill Denistry. Dr. Sagarnathy and staff are always kind, gentle and concerned with my well being. They also do a really good dental work. Other than routine work, I have had an implant, and chipped tooth repaired, all are doing well.

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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466