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TMJ Treatment

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues can lead to uncomfortable symptoms, including inflammation, facial pain, jaw pain, and headaches.

At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney in Charlotte, NC, our dentists offer TMJ treatment to alleviate painful jaw joint issues.

Learn how Dr. John M. Pinnix IV and Dr. George A. Betancourt can address the symptoms of TMJ disorders...

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Vaughn Olson


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I was impressed with many things including my relatively short wait time, the positive attitude and welcoming demeanor of all staff, and the professionalism practiced on this my first visit.

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Linda Leviel


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I feel so well cared for by everyone in this office

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What Is TMJ Disorder?

When researching causes of a painful jaw, you may have come across terms such as temporomandibular disorders, TMD, and TMJ disorders, and wondered what the difference is between these seemingly similar phrases. The simple answer is they all refer to dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint in the jaw - in other words, the hinge joints on either side of the jaw that allow you to open and close your mouth.

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Tamara Fox


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The entire staff is personable, professional and efficient.

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Bob Kruppa


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Excellent experience. The staff and doctors treat you like a person and not a number. My dentist spent a long time getting to know me before doing the dental work. Very satisfied with the results.

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TMJ Dysfunction Treatment

The good news is that TMJ issues can be effectively treated. Addressing TMD at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney is relatively straightforward and can usually be completed in a single appointment at our Charlotte office serving Ballantyne and Gastonia, NC. TMJ treatment generally includes:
Relief from TMD is within reach.
Relief from TMD is within reach.


During your initial consultation, Dr. Pinnix or Dr. Betancourt will discuss your symptoms and how long you have experienced issues, review your medical history, and evaluate your bite.

Digital Imaging

Using our advanced 3-D Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT) system, our doctors will take detailed images of the tissue around your jaw to determine the extent of damage to your TMJ. These images will provide our dentists with the information they need to properly determine the best treatment option for your particular case.


The treatment method selected to best address your TMD will be custom-tailored to your unique needs. Generally, TMD is treated with an occlusal splint or a night guard. In cases of TMD caused by a dental misalignment, Invisalign® may be recommended to help realign your bite.

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Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney

At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, our goal is to enhance your quality of life through dentistry. Dr. John M. Pinnix IV and Dr. George A. Betancourt are proud to be associated with a range of prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International College of Oral Implantologists
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists

For more information about our services, contact our Charlotte office online or call (704) 543-1102.

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