Is the onset of pain and stiffness in your jaw really something that calls for a trip to the dentist’s office? When discomfort becomes a persistent problem, or when you have a restricted capacity to bite, chew, and speak, you could benefit from treatment for TMJ disorder. Sunny Smiles can help people in and around El Paso correct problems with their jaw alignment and movement to improve their quality of life. In addition to correcting problems with poor movement and alignment, we can help put an end to issues with habitual teeth grinding, known as bruxism, which can create further difficulties for your oral health and appearance.
How Can TMJ Therapy Help You?
Through TMJ therapy, your dentist can help you resolve a problem with the alignment and movement of your jaw. An imbalance can occur due to a number of factors. Once it is recognized, the right approach to treatment can help reduce pain and stress, which can eliminate problems with pain in your joints, difficult or stiff movement, and even problems with facial pain, headaches, and other forms of discomfort. This is also helpful for addressing a tendency to grind your teeth.
Starting Treatment To Resolve Problems With TMJ Pain
By using a custom oral appliance, we can help you make changes to your jaw alignment. Encouraging better positioning and movement will help you ease the tension on the joints themselves and the muscles responsible for movement. Over time, you can bite and chew with greater comfort, you can reduce your issues with headaches, and you can bring a teeth grinding problem under control. We should note that an oral appliance is also helpful for those who struggle with nightly grinding, which can cause discomfort and eventually do real damage to your smile.
Your Jaw Health And Movement Can Be Evaluated At A Routine Exam
During your routine dental checkups, the review that you undergo will look out for more than just problems with cavities and gum disease. We can look out for warnings that suggest a person has issues with poor jaw health and movement. By recognizing them, we can recommend the appropriate services to start making improvements. In some cases, we may even need to discuss treatment if grinding and clenching might have done damage to your enamel.
Talk To Sunny Smiles About Beginning TMJ Therapy!
Many people will experience worsening pain, stiffness, and limited bite movement due to unresolved problems with their joint alignment and jaw movement. By identifying this issue, we can recommend that you begin TMJ therapy to resolve discomfort and put problems with painful or limited movement behind you. If you would like to find out more, please contact your El Paso, TX, dentists by calling our practice at 915-849-9000.