Pain on a daily occurrence can be worrying as well as frustrating. It may be hard to understand why something as simple as moving your jaw when you speak or eat would cause you discomfort. However, if you are not dealing with uneven joint movement or problems with stress and alignment, you can find it hard to go through a typical day without persistent pain or stiffness. Sunny Smiles is prepared to help individuals in this situation by offering TMJ therapy. Through treatment to restore the alignment and movement of your jaw, we can reduce stress that has caused a negative effect on your quality of life. We can also work with you to address problems created by teeth grinding, something that many people with TMJ disorder also experience.
TMJ Disorder Can Have Many Negative Effects
Living with TMJ disorder is difficult for several reasons. When you have poor alignment, your jaw can frequently experience sore and stiff feelings, and it may be difficult to move it without discomfort. You should know that this issue can affect you in other areas. For example, you may deal with headaches more often, or have growing concerns about pain in your neck and face. Easing tension by improving your joint alignment can be an effective response. In some cases, it may be necessary to perform restorative dental work to treat teeth that do not provide adequate bite support, something that can lead to awkward changes in the way you bite and chew. After evaluating you to determine what is responsible for your ongoing pain, we can discuss the appropriate care.
Treating Problems With Jaw Alignment And Movement
Through oral appliance therapy, we can ease tension on your joints and also take care of misalignment. Worn at night, the appliance will help you change the way you hold your jaw when it is at rest. This can lead to better movement, and it can ultimately ease the tension responsible for face, neck, and jaw pain as well as headaches. For patients who cannot maintain an even bite because of weak or unhealthy teeth, we can determine if dental crowns are needed to provide lasting improvements.
We Can Also Help You Deal With Teeth Grinding Difficulties
Teeth grinding and TMJ disorder are often linked, as someone experiencing one of these problems can start to feel the effects of the other over time. It is important that you protect your smile if you are grinding and clenching your jaw, particularly if you do so while you sleep. We can help with this by providing a custom guard that keeps your teeth apart as you rest.
Talk To Sunny Smiles About TMJ Therapy
Through treatment to settle your problems with jaw pain and stiffness, you can improve your quality of life and be free from persistent and worrying aches and pains! To find out more, contact Sunny Smiles at our Dyer St office in El Paso, TX by calling 915-859-7000.