The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research states more than 10 million Americans suffer from one of the many TMJ disorders. There are a number of symptoms related to TMJ disorders such as: frequently experiencing a stiff jaw, pain and limited mobility of your jaw and surrounding areas (face, neck, ear), a popping or clicking noise when opening and closing your jaw, facial swelling, occasional locking of your jaw, headaches and more. Should you, or believe you might, suffer from a TMJ disorder our staff can help. Research has shown making a custom TMJ guard can alleviate pain caused by TMJ disorders. A TMJ guard keeps your teeth from resting together, giving your upper and lower jaw separation that can help alleviate clenching.
About Dr. Efird
Dr. Jeff Efird has practiced dentistry for over 20 years. His love and respect for the dental profession continues to grow as he sees patients positively affected by proper oral health and quality treatment under his care. Dr. Efird understands a relationship with a dentist is a lifelong endeavor and values the respect and trust his patients extend.
Dr. Efird began his training as an undergraduate at UNC Chapel Hill. He attained a degree in chemistry before continuing his education and graduating from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in 1987.
Dedicated to expanding his own knowledge and that of his practice, Dr. Efird has completed over 1000 hours of continuing education since graduating from dental school. Over the last decade he has focused most of his education of advanced restorative techniques and implant restorative solutions. Much of the training has been associated with the renowned Spear Education center in Scottsdale.
A member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, North Carolina Dental Society, and Buncombe County Dental Society, Dr. Efird is committed to providing outstanding quality care to patients in Western North Carolina. He lives in Asheville with his wife and son, and loves to fish and build handcrafted boats.