Living with jaw pain can be frustrating, particularly when you are unsure of why the problem affects you. While discomfort that affects a specific tooth can feel like an obvious issue for your dentist, you may be less confident in what can be done for broader discomfort around your jaw movement. These issues with limited or painful bite movement, concerns about facial discomfort, or even problems with headaches and other discomforts in the face and neck can point to TMJ disorder. This is something that your Sheridan, WY dentist can resolve. With the appropriate care, we can ease tension caused by poor joint alignment and movement, and we can help you enjoy relief from ongoing pain!
How Often Are You Affected By Jaw Pain?
When you have persistent problems with jaw pain, more frequent headaches, and difficulty with bite movements, it can point to trouble with TMJ disorder. These problems occur when you have mounting stress on the joints and muscles due to poor joint alignment or other issues. Until these matters are dealt with, they can cause increasing problems that limit your bite function and cause different kinds of pain to limit your quality of life. Fortunately, this is a problem that can be both identified and managed by your dentist!
Using TMJ Therapy To Improve Your Quality Of Life
Through TMJ therapy, we are able to correct a problem with your jaw alignment and movement. This is accomplished with a custom appliance that corrects the position of your lower jaw and holds it in a way that is more comfortable for your joints. By making this adjustment, we can relieve the pain and stiffness that you feel in order to help you bite, chew, and speak without difficulty. We can also help you by looking for problems with your dental health that can intrude on your bite movement and health.
Addressing Problems With Your Oral Health That Make Your Bite Uneven
An uneven bite can be caused by different issues. One of those issues has to do with your dental health—simply put, it can be harder for you to evenly apply pressure when you have issues with teeth that are affected by decay and other problems. Custom dental crowns can be made in our office thanks to our use of CEREC technology!
Talk To Your Sheridan, WY Dentist About Pain Relief Through TMJ Therapy
Through TMJ therapy, we can help you resolve problems in your daily life that can be traced back to poor joint alignment and movement. With this and other services, we can improve your health as well as your quality of life. If you would like to find out more, please reach out to Grinnell Street Dental in Sheridan, WY at 307-672-7567.