Can TMJ disorder treatment include oral appliance therapy?
A diagnosis of TMJ disorder may leave you confused as to what you can do to find relief from pain and discomfort. At Harvest Hills Dental Care of East Gwillimbury, Ontario, our providers are skilled in offering solutions to help. For many patients, TMJ disorder is effectively treated with oral appliance therapy as the primary treatment option.
What are the symptoms of TMJ disorder?
Individuals who are diagnosed with TMJ disorder often have the following complaints:
- Pain or discomfort in the jaw joint
- Limited range of motion in the jaw
- Chronic tension headaches and migraines
- Popping and clicking of the jaw joints
- Facial muscle fatigue
- Facial tenderness
If you notice any of these symptoms and suspect that you may have TMJ disorders, it is strongly advised that you connect with the dentists at Harvest Hills Dental Care for an evaluation to get a proper diagnosis and to discuss treatment solutions that will work to address your TMJ disorder at the stage it has reached.
Treating TMJ disorder with oral appliance therapy
At Harvest Hills Dental Care, our dentists are experienced in treating TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder with oral appliance therapy. This treatment involves wearing a custom-made nightguard or splint that fits over the teeth, allowing the jaw muscles and joints to relax while you sleep. Oral appliance therapy helps reduce pain and discomfort associated with TMJ disorders by protecting the teeth from clenching and grinding during sleep.
In addition to providing relief of symptoms, oral appliance therapy is also used as an adjunct treatment with physical therapy, lifestyle changes, and other therapies for optimal results. If you suffer from chronic headaches, neck pain, jaw popping/clicking when speaking/eating, ear ringing or discomfort due to TMJ disorder, a conversation with our team is your first step toward relief!
Schedule an appointment at Harvest Hills Dental Care today!
If you reside in the area of East Gwillimbury, ON, and want to speak to our team, about oral appliance therapy to treat TMJ disorders, contact your dentist “near me” at (365) 659-1008. Our office is open to new patients and is conveniently located at 181 Green Lane East, Suite #2.
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