Is there anything you can do to alleviate jaw pain and stiffness? Are you experiencing headaches and neck pain more regularly? How often do you wake up in pain because of teeth grinding? These are all signs that you have ongoing issues with TMJ disorder, a problem that you can discuss with your dentist. Sunny Smiles provides TMJ therapy for people in and around the El Paso, TX community who suspect that it is affecting them. Relief can mean no more pain and limited dental function. We can also address any damage to your enamel from your tendency to grind your teeth.
Is Jaw Pain Intruding On Your Daily Life?
If you are not doing anything to manage your problems with TMJ disorder, the discomfort that you feel can become an increasing concern. You can deal with pain as a daily part of your life, and you can experience worsening effects from habitual teeth grinding, an issue known as bruxism. The longer this goes on, the more it can impact your ability to bite and chew, and the more likely you are to suffer dental damage. During an evaluation, we can let you know if we identify problems with your jaw alignment and movement, which can point to the need for TMJ therapy.
Discussing Treatment To Address TMJ Problems
We can work with you to improve your bite and correct problems with your jaw movements. With a custom oral appliance, we can help you grow accustomed to a more natural and comfortable position for your joints. Wearing it will allow you to keep your lower jaw in a more appropriate position. We can also provide solutions for bruxism.
One concern we might have is with the health of certain teeth that do not provide adequate bite support. If this is why you are not able to maintain a balanced jaw movement, we can recommend that you receive a custom dental crown for protection, and to improve your bite support.
Stay Informed About Your Oral Health Through Regular Exams
The regular dental exams that you schedule will help you stay updated about your overall oral health. These visits provide you with opportunities to learn if you need restorative dental work because of decay, or if you have problems with gum disease. However, these are not the only issues that we can address. Other concerns, like TMJ disorder, can be discussed, which can lead to treatment that improves your quality of life.
Sunny Smiles Offers TMJ Therapy To People In And Around El Paso!
Through treatment to correct your issues with poor joint alignment and jaw pain, we can improve your bite and quality of life. If you have questions, or if you would like to learn more, contact your El Paso, TX, dentists by calling us at 915-849-9000.