Custom Treatment for TMJ Disorder
Correct the function of your jaw joints
TMJ disorder affects millions of people of all ages, though many of them don’t know it or recognize the need to seek treatment. If you experience symptoms such as chronic headaches or migraines, popping jaw joints, pain or ringing in your ears, chronic teeth-grinding, or more, then the root cause may be traced to a dysfunction with your temporomandibular joints (TMJs). Using advanced diagnostic technologies and techniques, we can diagnose your TMJ disorder and help you find lasting relief from your condition.
What is TMJ disorder?
TMJ disorder is a term used to describe several different conditions that can affect your jaw’s joints. This can include damage or misalignment in one or both joints, inflammation of the joint tissues, arthritis, and more. It can also be caused by a variety of factors, such as an imbalanced bite (i.e., crooked teeth or an asymmetrical jawbone). The discrepancy in your bite can cause excessive amounts of pressure on your TMJs, and as your condition grows worse, you may find it increasingly more difficult, uncomfortable, and painful to open and close your jaw.
How a custom appliance treats it
With extensive experience in analyzing and treating the oral and neuromuscular factors that contribute to TMJ disorder, our doctors are especially skilled at pinpointing the specific nature and cause of your jaw dysfunction. After precisely diagnosing your TMJ disorder, they can design an appropriate treatment plan to address the specific factors of your condition. In many cases, that includes the use of a custom-designed oral appliance that offers optimal support for your jaw, allowing it to rest comfortably and ease tension on your TMJs. As you regain your bite’s balance and proper function, the symptoms of your TMJ disorder will also be alleviated.
Relieve TMJ pain with a custom appliance
TMJ disorder can be the source of several different chronic aches and pains. With a custom-designed oral appliance, we can treat your disorder and help you find relief. To learn more, or to schedule your consultation with us, call Grinnell Street Dental today at 307-672-7567. Located in Sheridan, WY, we also proudly serve the residents of Gillette, Billings, Miles City, and all surrounding communities.