Jaw Pain Relief for Aching Crownsville Smiles
You’ve probably heard the term “TMJ” or even “TMD” before, but do you know what they mean and how important they are? Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) acts like a hinge, connecting your jaw to your skull. When it’s moved out of alignment or if it becomes diseased, that’s when temporomandibular disorder (TMD) can set in, causing uncomfortable symptoms such as:
- Facial pain or swelling
- Powerful migraines or headaches
- Grinding or clenching your teeth
- Clicking or popping in your jaw
The bad news is that these symptoms are often seen as a sign of some other illness, leaving TMD to go widely undiagnosed. This is why the team at Crownsville Dental & Wellness Solutions is deeply dedicated to understanding and treating these issues so our patients can finally experience relief.
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TMD Treatment Solutions
If you suffer from TMJ dysfunction, you don’t have to live in pain anymore. Schedule a no-obligation, comprehensive consultation and exam so, together, we can take some time to evaluate your situation. From there, we can quickly create an individualized plan for therapy to relieve your symptoms and stop any damage to your joint.
Our TMJ treatment plans include: Injectables Therapy, Sleep Appliance Therapy, and Occlusal Splint Therapy. If you or someone in your family struggles with TMJ pain or TMD, it’s time to talk to the team at Crownsville Dental & Wellness Solutions about finally finding a treatment that works!
We may recommend injectables or dermal fillers as a treatment for TMJ, as it relieves muscular pain associated with clenching and grinding. Often, injectables eliminate stress and tension in the jaw by relaxing the muscles and lessening their ability to perform the chronic, unconscious movement associated with bruxism (teeth grinding) and TMJ.
Sleep Appliance Therapy
Occasionally, we seek to repair TMJ damage with the same treatment we use for sleep apnea. Our sleep appliances, such as Somnolent and other mandibular repositioners, comfortably find the correct position for your jaw, alleviating the stress on your temporomandibular joint. Repositioning appliances focus on treating the TMJ, and not just alleviating the symptoms, as they permanently alter the joint.