When TMJ disorder is not being properly managed, it can have a significant effect on your quality of life. The stress and strain on your jaw can become a recurring issue, one that causes you to feel discomfort in your face, head, and neck. The longer it takes you to deal with this problem, the more time you spend with active discomfort. If your symptoms of TMJ disorder include teeth grinding, delaying care also means more harm to your enamel! Sunny Smiles is prepared to offer TMJ therapy for people in and around El Paso, TX. By taking care of this issue, we can help you to stop problems with persistent pain and enjoy better, more comfortable bite movements.
Pay Attention To Problems With Pain, Stiff Jaw Movement, And Teeth Grinding
There are different ways in which your TMJ disorder can affect you. Problems with your bite function are a sign that something is wrong. When your movement is limited or frequently accompanied by pain, it can be due to trouble with poor joint alignment and movement. When you regularly clench or grind your jaw, particularly at night, you can have issues with bruxism that are connected to your jaw issues. Not all of your issues will be centered on your jaw. Issues with poor joint alignment and movement can also cause headaches as well as neck and shoulder discomfort.
Taking On Problems With TMJ Disorder To Improve Your Quality Of Life
By reviewing your symptoms and evaluating you, we can determine if we should proceed with TMJ treatment. When appropriate, we can respond to this issue by providing a custom oral appliance to correct the alignment and movement of your jaw. Improving the positioning and movement of these joints will help relieve tension that can affect the trigeminal nerve, the nerve that is responsible for jaw movement as well as sensation in your face, head, and neck. To further help, we can look out for any other issues with your dental health that may contribute to your TMJ troubles.
Addressing An Oral Health Problem That Affects Your Bite Function
It may be harder for you to bite and chew in a way that feels normal to you because you have another problem with your oral health. In this case, we can recommend restorative dental work to ensure that the matter is resolved. With a custom crown in place over a vulnerable tooth, we can stop problems from affecting you when you bite and chew, leading to welcome relief and less pressure on your joints and muscles.
Talk To Sunny Smiles About Beginning TMJ Therapy
If you would like to learn more about starting TMJ therapy, contact Sunny Smiles on Dyer St in El Paso, TX by calling 915-859-7000.