The temporomandibular joints, also know as the TMJ, are the complex system of joints and muscles that act as a hinge between you upper and lower jaws. Like all joints in the body, the TMJ are subject to inflammation, and can become painful and difficult to move. At our office, we provide TMJ treatment with customized oral appliance therapy. Our team utilizes the most advanced technology and methods to effectively treat TMJ disorder.
If you notice a clicking or popping sound when you open and close your mouth, if your jaw locks or is difficult to move, or if you’re experiencing facial pain, you may have symptoms of TMJ disorder. For an accurate diagnosis, our dentist will provide a comprehensive examination, with the use of digital radiography, as needed, and will discuss with you your medical and dental history. A TMJ disorder can be attributed to myriad causes, including arthritis, injuries, misalignment of the teeth and bite and bruxism. Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, places excess strain on the TMJ, and can cause TMJ disorder or worsen the condition. We’ll discuss your options for TMJ treatment and help you make the most informed decision regarding your care. To prevent teeth grinding and alleviate pressure on the TMJ, our dentist can provide a customized night guard, which fits over you top and bottom teeth like a retainer, keeping your teeth separated while you sleep. We’ll design your night guard to achieve a precise, comfortable fit and will take the time to guide you on how to properly utilize and maintain your new appliance.
At our office, we provide personalized solutions to improve your health and sense of wellbeing. We provide leading edge TMJ treatment with customized night guards. To learn more about TMJ disorder or to schedule an appointment, call today.