Learn About TMJ Disorder And Its Treatment

Why are you finding it more difficult to do something as simple as move your jaw to eat or speak? Are you worried about an increase in discomfort like neck and facial pain, or about problems with more frequent headaches? At our Sheridan, WY dentist’s office, we can help you understand the troubles that you are dealing with. An evaluation can determine if you are struggling with TMJ disorder, a problem that occurs when a person’s jaw joints no longer move in proper alignment. Until the imbalance is corrected, it can cause you worsening discomfort that you feel throughout the day, more frequent trouble with harmful teeth grinding, and more!

How Worried Should You Be If You Start To Experience Symptoms Of TMJ Disorder?

If you are starting to feel the effects of poor jaw alignment and movement because of TMJ disorder, it can be hard not to feel some concern. After all, this is a condition that leaves you vulnerable to persistent aches and pains, as well as one that can stop you from comfortably biting and chewing. If you have connected issues with teeth grinding and clenching, it can also lead to dental damage. Fortunately, you can do something about this problem. With your dentist’s support, you can address the cause of your bite imbalance. You can also enjoy assistance in improving your jaw alignment in the form of a custom appliance.

Planning Treatment To Correct Poor Jaw Alignment

Through corrective work to change your jaw alignment, our practice can help you put a stop to problems that are hurting your quality of life. Wearing a custom appliance can help you correct the position of your jaw so that it no longer causes you to feel pain or stiffness throughout the day. The appliance will be carefully designed to improve the position of your lower jaw so that you no longer struggle with stiffness, sensitivity, and other concerns. You can also discuss the possibility that you have teeth in need of treatment to improve your bite support, or that you could benefit from corrective work with clear aligners to make better bite support possible.

Treating Teeth That Are Not Providing Enough Bite Support

With our CEREC technology, we can have same-day crowns produced and placed to protect vulnerable teeth that are not properly supporting your bite function. With these restorations, we can provide lasting stability and support for teeth that are injured, affected by cavities, or simply not large enough to apply the appropriate force when you bite down.

Talk To Your Sheridan, WY Dentist About TMJ Disorder

Through the appropriate treatment for TMJ disorder, you can enjoy a welcome reduction in pain and stress caused by poor joint alignment and movement. If you would like to find out more about how we can help you, reach out to Grinnell Street Dental at our location in Sheridan, WY at 307-672-7567.

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