Some aches and pains are normal. If you start working out after a period of inactivity, you can expect some sore muscles at first. Consistent nagging jaw pain isn’t normal and may indicate you have a TMJ disorder, a condition in which the joints that connect your jaw to your skull become inflamed. Fortunately, our team can help with TMJ treatment in Tempe.Pain Relief for Your Jaw and Teeth Read Transcript
Patients with chronic jaw pain, we can provide them TMJ splints as well as night guards for the daily grind of whether they're at work and they're stressing, we can do a day guard. We have options to provide them that. We have night guards that provide for obviously the clenching and grinding at night. And when it comes to TMJ, we do TMJ splints, and those tend to be moving the jaw forward and back. And we can reprogram the jaw with a special instrument, and that actually does relieve a lot of pain here in and around the temporalis muscle. So it's a crazy thing what you can do with TMJ splints.
With our oral appliance treatment, you will:
- Regain normal range of motion in your jaw, so you can eat and speak without pain
- Experience fewer headaches and other uncomfortable TMJ symptoms
- Stop grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw, two habits that can lead to TMJ pain
- Give your jaw a chance to heal
- Keep pain from spreading from your jaw to other areas of your body
- Sleep more comfortably and wake without a sore jaw
Don’t suffer from chronic jaw pain. Ask us about it at your next dental exam. If you don’t want to wait, call us today at 480-568-1204 for a free consultation. If you’re a new patient, ask about our special offer of a comprehensive exam and X-rays for just $59.
A Splint Will Ease Your TMJ Pain
No one knows exactly what causes TMJ disorders (TMDs). However, it’s common for those with TMDs to clench their jaw and/or grind their teeth. These habits, which are often linked to stress, frequently occur during sleep – so you may not even be aware of them. Our team looks for evidence of these behaviors during your exams. In addition to irritating your TMJ, they can damage your teeth so badly that you may require restorative dentistry.
Dr. Sobieraj may suggest a splint that will:
- Move your jaw into a position that relieves pressure on your TMJ
- Improve the alignment of your bite
- Help you enjoy a better night’s rest and wake without jaw pain
- Prevent damaged enamel, dental sensitivity, and other issues related to grinding (called bruxism)
For TMJ treatment in Tempe, call 480-568-1204 or now.