Our Troy, MI, dentists can diagnose and treat patients who show . TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint and each person has two in total; one on each side of the jaw. Problems with this joint may be caused by misaligned teeth, oral trauma, family history, or excess muscle tension.
Here’s what you should know about TMJ disorder treatment.
Signs of TMJ Dysfunction
While all jaw issues aren’t immediately TMJ disorder., oral pain is still something that should be taken seriously. This is why we’ll utilize several diagnostic methods and possibly even consult with your primary care doctor to be sure what you’re experiencing is indeed a
Let our dentists know if you’re experiencing:
- Trouble or soreness when opening or closing the mouth
- Clicking or popping of the jaw
- Pain in the jaw muscles
- Soreness in the area, sometimes extending to the face
can include replacing missing teeth, moving teeth, adjusting your bite, or filling gaps between teeth. As with many specialty dental procedures, there is no solution that is right for all patients.
Our knowledgeable and professional staff can help you determine which option is best for your specific situation. In some cases, a custom oral appliance may be created to prevent clenching or grinding that is contributing to the problem. If untreated and taken to extremes, surgery may be required to repair a badly damaged joint.
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Bite Splint Therapy
Our dentists offer several different types of bite splint therapy for specific conditions. Through proper evaluation and fitting, we can help alleviate misalignment of your bite and subsequently correct these issues.
A bite splint is a restorativedevice used to support, protect, or immobilize oral structures that have been loosened, replanted, fractured or traumatized. We offer bite splint therapy options for:
- Treatment of temporomandibular (TMJ) joint disorders
- Patients dealing with issues from night-time teeth grinding
- Mouth or jaw problems resulting from bite misalignment
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