If you are living with aches and pains associated with TMJ disorder, news that relief is available can certainly be welcome. Until you do something about this problem, it can affect you by causing you to suffer more frequent headaches, interfere with your bite movement, raise your risk for bruxism, and more. Fortunately, your Auburn Hills, MI dentist can help. With a custom oral appliance, we can correct issues with your jaw alignment and movement. For some patients, this treatment may only be part of treatment. If necessary, we can recommend restorative dental work to help improve your bite function.
Is A Problem With Your Jaw Impacting Your Quality Of Life?
Trouble with jaw movement can lead to many different issues. Stress from poor joint alignment and difficulties with uneven movements can lead to persistent discomfort in your face and jaw. You can also have trouble with headaches, neck and shoulder pain, and facial discomfort. Until you do something about the cause of these issues, these difficulties can persist. If your troubles include a tendency to grind your teeth during the night, you can also be vulnerable to difficulties with dental damage!
Using Oral Appliance Therapy To Address TMJ Problems
Oral appliance therapy takes on problems with poor jaw alignment, something that can put excess stress on your jaw joints and muscles. Wearing it at night can ease the tension that causes problems with pain and stiffness. The guard that you receive will be custom-made to fit securely and provide relief from worsening stress. Over time, you can both change the way your jaw rests and bite down with a more even motion.
Will Restorative Work Be Part Of Your TMJ Treatment?
Some problems with TMJ disorder are linked to other oral health issues. If you are not able to apply bite pressure evenly, it can lead to an imbalance in movement that leads to strain. It may be necessary to place a crown on a vulnerable tooth so that you can more easily return to a natural bite movement. Our office can actually shorten the time that it takes to restore teeth in need of extra support. With our CEREC technology, we have the capacity to carefully design and place restorations in just one appointment!
Talk To Your Auburn Hills, MI Dentist About Your Issues With Jaw Pain
A persistent problem with jaw pain, joint stiffness, or even trouble with headaches and neck pain can be a sign that you need treatment for TMJ disorder. At our office, you can receive treatment to care for your joint issues and poor jaw movement, as well as any needed restorative work on teeth that are not providing sufficient bite support. Contact Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI at 248-852-1820 to find out how we can help you!