End Your Jaw Pain with TMJ Treatment

Do you grind your teeth in your sleep? If so, you may experience:

  • An aching jaw
  • Chronic headaches

In addition to these painful symptoms, chronic teeth grinding can damage your teeth. If you have these signs of teeth grinding, visit our dental team to know more about the appliance you may use for teeth grinding treatment.

Dr. Brian Mooney on Teeth Grinding and TMJ Read Transcript

At Stonecreek Dental Care, our dental team can examine you for signs of bruxism – the medical term for teeth grinding or clenching. If you suffer from bruxism or chronic jaw pain, we can relieve your pain and save your teeth by providing you with a customized night guard or a number of other solutions.

Think you might have bruxism? Call Stonecreek Dental Care at 877-959-5405 for a free TMJ treatment consultation.

Signs of TMJ and Teeth Grinding

Your temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) is the name of the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull. Several factors, including tooth grinding, injury, arthritis, and a bad bite, can cause a TMJ disorder (TMD). Symptoms of TMD include:

  • Aching jaw
  • Difficulty or pain while chewing
  • Locking of your jaw joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth
  • A clicking sound and/or popping in the joint
  • Pain near the ears and/or facial pain
  • Headaches

Treating Your TMJ Disorder

Wearing a custom night guard our dental team can create for you relieves the pressure on your TMD and gives it a chance to heal. Headache sufferers also can get relief by wearing a night guard, since teeth grinding can cause chronic headaches.

For more severe cases of TMD, we may adjust your bite in a process called equilibration. Other options include using orthodontics to move your teeth or placing dental crowns.

We can also recommend some noninvasive home TMJ treatment, including:

  • Taking medications to reduce inflammation
  • Applying moist heat
  • Massaging your muscles
  • Eating soft foods

To find out if you have a TMD, call Stonecreek Dental Care at 877-959-5405. Or use our online form to book your teeth grinding treatment and TMJ treatment appointment.

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