Do you notice popping or clicking when you move your jaw? Experience frequent jaw, facial or ear pain? You may suffer from a common condition known as a temporomandibular joint disorder, which can affect the joint that allows your jaw to operate. At Wheatland Dental, we understand how detrimental TMJ symptoms (TMD) can be for a patient’s day-to-day life and are happy to provide oral appliances when we can. Wondering if you may have TMD? The most common symptoms associated with the condition are:
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located where your upper and lower jaw meet and is responsible for the majority of its function, including speaking, chewing and eating. Due to the fact your TMJ is used so frequently, any conditions affecting it can be extremely painful and debilitating.
There are non-invasive and non-surgical ways to reduce symptoms and prevent damage to your TMJ. TMJ dental appliances allow your jaw to properly rest and prevent clenching and grinding. The treatment of TMJ disorders is often multi-disciplinary and may involve seeing physiotherapy, massage therapy, and chiropractor.
An oral appliance is designed to treat a certain symptom or issue, such as muscle tension, or to protect your teeth from wearing down due to grinding. Ask about one at your next appointment.
Want to get your TMJ symptoms under control? Schedule an appointment at Wheatland Dental. We would be happy to discuss your condition and symptoms to determine if TMJ therapy in Watrous is the best option for you.