Living with TMJ disorder means living with jaw pain and stiffness that can affect you whenever you try to enjoy a meal, or even when you simply try to laugh of speak. In other words, the discomfort you experience can persist throughout the day. It can also be the reason that you begin to struggle with headaches, and may lead to difficulties with teeth grinding and clenching. Bringing your concerns with jaw pain to Sunny Smiles can lead to important treatment. We can address this issue by identifying any oral health issues that are stopping you from maintaining a comfortable, natural bite. We can also provide relief through oral appliance therapy.
Daily Life When Your Jaw Problems Are Not Being Addressed
Problems with stiffness and pain caused by TMJ disorder are difficult to ignore. You can experience headaches with alarming frequency, you can find that jaw movement is painful and difficult, and you may experience concerns about dental damage from teeth grinding. Until you do something about the problem, these issues can lower the quality of your daily life. While your dentist can identify signs that suggest you are struggling with TMJ disorder at a routine dental checkup, you can also make time to discuss your difficulties if you suspect that something is wrong with your joint alignment or jaw health.
Using A Custom Oral Appliance To Ease Tension On Your Jaw Joints And Muscles
Through oral appliance therapy, we can reduce tension on your jaw joints and muscles that cause you to experience pain and sensitivity issues. The appliance can help you change the way you hold your jaw, which can lead to better joint alignment and a more natural movement. We can also provide a review of your oral health to determine if any dental problems are stopping you from maintaining a properly aligned bite. If there are issues with teeth that are not giving you enough support, we can recommend restorative treatment to move you past this issue.
We Can Also Protect Your Smile From Damage Caused By Teeth Grinding
Grinding your teeth while you sleep can do serious damage to your enamel. If you do not react to this problem in time, the wear and tear from friction can change your smile, and may even do enough harm to require restorative treatment! We can evaluate your smile to see if you might benefit from cosmetic dental work to improve the appearance of worn or damaged teeth, and to see if restorative services might be needed.
Talk To Sunny Smiles To Begin TMJ Therapy!
TMJ therapy can help you recover from problems with persistent pain and stiffness brought on by problems with your jaw joints and muscles. If you have questions, or if you wish to find out more about our different services, please contact Sunny Smiles in El Paso, TX by calling 915-859-7000.