Northside Family Dentistry


Don’t Just Treat Your Pain…Prevent It!

Do you suffer from chronic headaches and migraines? Do you often feel soreness in your jaw, head, face, or neck? Does your jaw pop, lock, or make clicking sounds on opening and closing? You may be one of millions of Americans suffering from TMJ or TMD, and you may not even realize it!

Thankfully, at Northside Family Dentistry, we can diagnose you and not only treat your pain, but prevent it from happening in the first place!

Call (931) 398-5170 to schedule a consultation and start living a pain-free life today.

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What is TMJ/TMD?

Most Crossville folks would never expect that headaches, migraines, and a host of other nasty symptoms can be caused by a malfunctioning jaw joint, a condition known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD or TMJ).

If you have frequent jaw pain, neck pain, clenching and grinding teeth, dizziness, ringing in the ears, headaches, migraines, it may be the work of TMJ. Thankfully, Dr. Shanks has a lot of experience treating TMJ and Northside Family Dentistry can offer relief with a custom-made oral appliance.

Get the Pain Relief You Deserve


TMJ Mouth Guards

Your custom TMJ mouth guard will help realign the jaw, allowing the joints and ligaments responsible for jaw movement to relax, and sit as they are supposed to—alleviating many of these painful symptoms and allowing you to remember what it was like to live a life without the chronic myofascial pain associated with TMJ. Oral appliance therapy with TMJ mouth guards offers a simple, non-invasive, and cost-effective solution without the need for surgery or prescription pain medication.

Contact Us

If you have any of the symptoms we just mentioned and would like to get rid of your TMJ pain, come see Dr. Shanks at Northside Family Dentistry today.


Call to schedule your next appointment today! (931) 398-5170


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Tuesday 7:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 7:00am-4:00pm
Friday by appt only


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