TMJ/TMD Therapy

TMJ/TMD Therapy

TMD–also known as TMJ disorder or temporomandibular joint disorder–is a common condition that affects the joint that connects the lower skull and jaw (known as the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ). TMD is usually the result of continuous stress. Some symptoms of TMJ include frequent headaches and migranes, ear-ringing, and jaw pain. If TMD is not addressed, the condition has the potential to become more severe.

TMJ/TMD Treatment in Houston

Therefore, it is very important that TMJ/TMD sufferers address the problem before it becomes severe. Your Dr. Teeth TMJ specialist in Houston may consider surgery for more chronic cases, but most of the time they will first suggest a non-invasive method for your TMJ treatment, like wearing a mouth guard to reduce your TMD symptoms.

Why Mouth Guards for TMJ Treatment?

TMJ treatment typically includes bite splints or night guards. These non-invasive orthotic devices prevent teeth grinding and relieve pain, while gently adjusting a misaligned bite, over time. TMJ treatment with mouth guards or splint therapy is the preferred solution because no surgery is required to gain some relief, and comfort can come without medications.

Custom Night Mouth Guards

Standard mouth guards can be purchased over-the-counter, but custom-fit orthotics from our Houston offices are far more effective because they offer a better fit, so you are more likely wear it regularly. Night guards from your TMJ dentist in Houston specifically are constructed of a soft, pliable plastic that is custom made to fit over some or all of your teeth. This type of mouth guard is worn during sleep to prevent chronic teeth grinding.

To assess your TMJ symptoms and receive your own custom night guard, book an appointment with one of our Houston offices today!

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