How TMJ Treatment Can Help

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Relief.
Treatment can eradicate symptoms such as pain in and around the joint, clicking when opening and closing your mouth, a locked jaw, and headaches.

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Long-term benefits.
By realigning the jaw, your dentist can prevent long-term harm, such as worn teeth, increased vulnerability to tooth decay, and serious joint damage. It can also help you avoid the need for costly treatment of these conditions.

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A better quality of life.
In the long run, TMJ treatment can improve your quality of life by relieving persistent and often debilitating symptoms that can compromise your mood and general wellbeing. 

How does misalignment contribute to TMJ disorder?

Who Gets TMJ Disorder?

A diagnosis from your dentist is an important first step towards recovery.

When in Doubt, Have It Checked Out

Unlike a toothache, the symptoms of TMJ disorder are often easy to dismiss as stress. In fact, stress is sometimes a major contributing factor. However, because the effects are not always immediately painful, it might be tempting to delay making an appointment even if you do think you are experiencing TMJ disorder. However, the longer you wait, the more damage the condition can cause. As with most healthcare, the sooner the problem is addressed, the better.

Ready to take the first step toward relief?

Consultation and Diagnosis

During the initial consultation, your doctor will evaluate your case by asking about your symptoms, reviewing your medical history, and examining your bite. Often, the examination will involve x-rays that will allow your dentist to analyze the way in which your jaws meet. A cone beam scanner can help analyze the jaw joints themselves. If it is determined that malocclusion or other conditions are misaligning your bite in a way that strains the jaw joints, your dentist can recommend a number of treatment options. Otherwise, it may be necessary to refer you to a specialist.

The right treatment can provide life-changing results. ​​

Depending on your case, TMJ disorder can be relieved through:

Stress management, which can reduce teeth clenching and grinding during the day or at night

Custom mouthguards that align the jaws and prevent grinding during sleep

Orthodontics to align the teeth and allow the jaws to meet properly

Prosthodontics such as dental crowns to restore a balanced bite

Reshaping certain teeth 

BOTOX® Medical injections to relax strained jaw muscles

Surgery to repair the joints

The best part? With proper care, most cases are temporary.

Relieve Pain and Protect Your Oral Health

TMJ disorder can take a considerable toll on your quality of life by causing severe ongoing discomfort. Those suffering from TMJ disorder often do not realize that a dentist can provide significant relief through treatment that helps your jaws meet properly. If you are experiencing facial pain, headaches, unexplained tingling in your extremities, or general jaw pain, book a dental exam today.

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Thank you all for being so kind and comforting…for laughing at my nervous jokes and quelling my fears. Thank you for being so masterful at your jobs. Thank you for lulling me into anesthesia sleep with techno beats. Thank you for everything. Kristen D.