Chronic jaw pain can be debilitating. Waking up with sore joints and muscles, headaches, and even a stiff neck can leave you feeling as if there is no hope for a pain-free future. The good news is that Dr. Upton and our team at Village Dentistry have the answer – TMJ Therapy. Using advanced dental technology, diagnostic imaging, and customized occlusal splints, we can create a treatment plan that will help you out of severe discomfort and instead, have you embracing a better quality of life. Give us a call if you’re tired of chronic jaw pain and are ready to try something new.
You may be unaware of the different symptoms associated with TMJ. While pain and soreness in the jaw are the most common, there are others you should also be aware of, such as:
When meeting with a member of our team, we will take diagnostic images of your oral and facial structures to determine the severity of your TMJ. We’ll also ask about the symptoms you’re experiencing so that we can determine how best to approach treatment.
When dealing with TMJ, it may be there your bite is slightly misaligned or that certain teeth are causing the problem. This is where we can perform an occlusal adjustment, which is the grinding of various teeth to improve the way these teeth come into contact with one another. It also works to improve how your jaw joints and muscles react as a result of this new form of contact between teeth.
To better treat your TMJ, we can create a customized occlusal splint that is designed to be worn over one or both arches of teeth. This can help to reduce the amount of pressure placed on your jaw joints throughout the day or while you sleep. Because many patients suffer from bruxism and TMJ, these devices are great for curbing worn tooth enamel and jaw pain.