How An Oral Appliance Fits Into TMJ Therapy

When you feel pain every time you yawn, speak, or eat, when headaches become a persistent problem, or when you have issues with jaw stiffness or pain, you should be concerned about TMJ disorder. This problem develops whenever you have unresolved issues that affect your jaw joint alignment and movement. At Sunny Smiles, we can confirm that this problem is why you have more issues with pain and stiffness, and we can look for ways to help you. Many people are aided by a custom oral appliance that helps them correct the way they hold their jaw. This custom guard can ease tension on your joints and muscles, leading to more comfortable movement and a reduction in pain.

Has Jaw Pain Become A Regular Concern For You?

How often do you find yourself experiencing jaw pain, issues with stiff or limited movement, or problems with headaches? TMJ disorder can interfere with your daily life in alarming ways, and it can worsen in time, especially if you pick up a teeth grinding habit. The sooner you reach out to discuss this issue, the sooner you can learn how a custom appliance can address trouble with your jaw that is responsible for your struggles.

Using An Oral Appliance To Address TMJ Disorder

Oral appliance therapy helps those with TMJ problems correct uneven bite movements, reduce stress on joints and muscles, and improve alignment so that they experience fewer issues with pain. The guard is custom-made to both fit you comfortably and provide the right results. Worn at night, it will help you return to holding your jaw in a more natural and comfortable way!

While oral appliance therapy can be an important part of treatment, there are times when additional services might be required. Teeth that are in poor health may do a poor job supporting your bite function. Dental crowns can both protect them and help you return to more comfortable movements.

Your TMJ Problems Can Cause You To Grind Your Teeth

Teeth grinding can lead to the onset of trouble with your jaw, but it can also be a natural response to TMJ issues that have formed. When this problem is not dealt with, it can have serious consequences, as you can chip and crack your enamel. A guard that you wear at night can keep this damage from occurring, and it can stop the worsening stress on your joints and muscles.

Talk To Sunny Smiles About Beginning TMJ Therapy

By beginning TMJ therapy, you can put problems with pain, stiffness, and teeth grinding behind you! If you have questions about treatment, or if you have any other oral health concerns that you would like to bring up, contact your El Paso, TX, dentists by calling our N Zaragoza Rd at 915-849-9000.