TMJ Treatment – Dallas, TX
Treating Chronic Jaw Pain
The temporomandibular joints (TMJs) are found below the ears and attach to the base of the skull. When inflamed or suffering a misaligned bite, these joints can begin to work incorrectly, causing much discomfort throughout the mouth, face, head, neck, and even the shoulders. Fortunately, with TMJ treatment from our Dallas, TX dentist, we can outfit our dental patients with customized occlusal splints to reduce symptoms and improve jaw functionality. Contact our dental office to learn more about this unique therapy solution.
Why Choose HJ Dental for TMJ Therapy?
- Advanced Dental Technology Used to Capture Clear Images
- Custom-Made Occlusal Splints
- Dentist with 10+ Years of Experience
Diagnosis & Treatment
Dr. J and our team at HJ Dental will thoroughly examine your jaw joints and oral anatomy to capture a picture of the problem. Should straining be the issue, we will establish a personalized treatment plan that addresses not only the inflammation but also the clicking and popping sounds occurring in the TMJs. Once we have the plan created, we can begin to execute it using advanced dental technology and improved comfort.
Equilibration/ Occlusal Adjustments
Our team will offer an occlusal adjustment should we discover that your bite is misaligned and causing immense jaw pain. Because the alignment of the jaw and teeth is pivotal to the overall functionality of the mouth, a problem in this area can cause jaw muscles to become overworked, resulting in an improper resting position. With an adjustment, however, we can reshape a few teeth to help with a person’s bite alignment, allowing the muscles to relax and function correctly.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Teeth grinding (bruxism) is a troublesome habit that not only wears down tooth enamel but also causes chronic jaw pain. Often induced because of stress, bruxism can also cause headaches to form, making mornings more difficult. Our team can provide customized nightguards to reduce the impact of teeth grinding and clenching. Wearing this unique appliance helps to protect smiles by eliminating the touching of the upper and lower arches.
Based on your unique needs, we can have a customized occlusal splint created for your mouth. Worn at night while you sleep, this device shifts the jaw in a way that takes the pressure off the jaw joints and instead, encourages a new position for the mouth. The oral appliance will be made according to the specifications noted by our dental team, and it assists in preventing the jaw from becoming overworked or causing upper and lower arches from touching and grinding against each other.
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