Is TMJ Therapy Something I Should Look Into?

Is it time for you to let your dentist know that you are struggling with aches and pains in your face, head, and neck? Are you tired of experiencing pain and stiffness when you move your jaw? Is there any way to protect your smile if you grind your teeth at night? When you have issues that point to a larger problem with TMJ disorder, setting up an appointment will be beneficial. You can schedule time at Sunny Smiles to discuss your concerns about jaw pain and stiffness, as well as issues like bruxism (teeth grinding) and headaches. With the appropriate care, we can help you move on from your issues and enjoy an improved quality of life!

Issues Linked To TMJ Disorder You Should Look Out For

Is there a reason for you to think that TMJ disorder is affecting your life? There are several symptoms that can suggest you have an issue with the alignment and/or movement of your jaw. Pain and stiffness when you open and close your mouth can be a sign of trouble. Another issue to look out for is an increase in persistent pain or sensitivity in your jaw, face, neck, and head, or with headaches that occur more frequently. Many people who have issues with TMJ aches and pains also struggle with frequent teeth grinding and clenching, including at night while they are asleep. This issue with bruxism is a serious one, as it can lead to alarming damage to your enamel!

Arranging Treatment To Ease Problems With Jaw Pain And Sensitivity

To help you put an end to your discomfort, your dentist can provide an evaluation to see if treatment for TMJ problems is in order. If it is, we can provide relief that serves your individual issues with poor bite alignment and movement. A custom-made appliance can help with this, as it can train your jaw joints and muscles to remain in better alignment. You can also look forward to treatment for any unhealthy or undersized teeth that are not contributing effectively to your bite function.

Are Dental Problems Affecting Your Bite Function?

Teeth that are in poor health, as well as those that are undersized, may lack the ability to properly support your biting and chewing efforts. This can lead to improper movements that increase tension on your joints and muscles, which can lead to more jaw pain as well as to issues with teeth grinding. Based on a review, we can see if it is necessary to provide restorative dental work to make biting and chewing easier.

Talk To Sunny Smiles If You Are Interested In TMJ Therapy

Through TMJ therapy, we can help you to improve your quality of life by reducing stress and strain on your jaw joints and muscles. If you would like to find out more, contact your El Paso, TX, dentists by calling our practice at 915-849-9000.