If you suffer from chronic neck pain or headaches, have difficulty opening or closing your mouth when eating and speaking, have noticed that your jaw pops or clicks, and/or have been experiencing radiating pain in your jaw, you may be suffering from TMJ pain, otherwise known as Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD). All About Family Dental is here to help! We are pleased to offer TMJ Treatment options to help ease your pain and discomfort and help you achieve better overall health and wellness.
The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull on both sides of your head. The TMJ allows your mouth to open and close, as well as move from side to side. For the vast majority of people, the TMJ works well and causes no problems. For some people however, problems arise with the TMJ, which causes extreme pain and affects overall health. Problems associated with the movement of the jaw, and pain in and around the jaw are often referred to as TMD (Temporomandibular Disorders). For some people, if the TMJ becomes overworked and stressed, it can lead to one of the most common forms of TMD, bruxism, which presents as clenching or grinding of the teeth.
Because there is such a variety of symptoms associated with TMD, figuring out the right treatment can be complicated. It can involve many health care professionals, including dentists, chiropractors, physiotherapists, massage therapists etc. With proper diagnosis, All About Family Dental will work with you to come up with a customized treatment plant for your specific needs. The ultimate goal is to help alleviate your discomfort and pain, and address any damage associated with your TMD.
The dentists at All About Family Dental are knowledgeable in TMJ treatment options, which can include specialized appliances that support the muscles, jaw joint and teeth in a harmonious position. Other solutions may include bite rehabilitation and orthodontic procedures. The best treatment for teeth grinding is a grinding appliance. This custom made plastic dental appliance is worn over your teeth at night to help realign the jaw and help ease the pain associated with any misalignment. The appliance also works to protect the teeth from the premature wear and tear that results from the forces of tooth grinding. A bruxism appliance is able to treat bruxism before there is severe and permanent damage to the teeth. It can also help decrease the symptoms of headaches, as well as pain in the face, neck, cranial, shoulder, arm, and back regions by shutting off the muscle activity, which allows the overworked muscles to relax.
All About Family Dental is pleased to offer TMJ therapy. If you have any questions about TMJ or TMJ treatment, or you would like to make an appointment with our dedicated team of professionals, please call us at (403) 266-4919 and we will be happy to help!
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