An imbalanced bite can trigger a range of problems as the jaw joints overcompensate in order to achieve a balanced resting position.
TMJ disorder treatment by a dentist can achieve the balance needed to stop inflammation, facial pain, headaches, and other symptoms.
What can TMJ treatment do for you?
One of the most common causes of TMJ disorder is teeth grinding. Consequently, most treatments target and alleviate this condition.
Discomfort in your jaw can interfere with many daily activities, from speech to eating your favorite crunchy foods.
TMJ disorder can also undermine your bite, as well. Treatment for this underlying condition is often the first step to realigning your smile.
Do I qualify for any treatments?
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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 pain and other symptoms are not always persistent, it might be tempting to delay making an appointment even if you think you are experiencing TMJ disorder. However, the longer you wait, the more damage the condition can cause. As with any health issue, the sooner it is addressed, the better.
Evaluating Your Condition
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 and teeth meet. A cone beam scanner may also be used to analyze the jaw joints.
If your dentist determines that malocclusion or other conditions are placing stress on the jaw joints, they can recommend a number of treatment options. In some cases, it may be necessary to refer you to a specialist.
What kinds of treatments are available?
TMJ Disorder Can Be
With a correct diagnosis, treatment can have a life-changing impact…
Untreated TMJ disorder is often uncomfortable at best and debilitating at worst. In many cases, it is also accompanied by a slew of distracting or unpleasant side effects. By realigning your jaw, a doctor can reduce or even eliminate these symptoms. Not only will you ease discomfort in your daily life, but you also won’t have to be overly careful when yawning or eating.
You don’t have to feel alone…
TMJ Disorder Is Extremely Common
“Some estimates suggest that TMJ disorders affect over 10 million Americans.”
However, with proper care, most cases are temporary...
Relieve Pain and Protect Your Oral Health
- American College of Prosthodontics (ACP)
- Academy of Osseointegration (AO)
- International Team for Implantology (ITI)
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