TMJ Treatment in Lewes, DE
Does pain in your TMJ (temporomandibular joint) have a negative impact on your life? If you awaken on a regular basis with pain in the jaw, neck, face, and head, you may be suffering from TMD, or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder.
There are many people who suffer with chronic jaw and neck pain as well as headaches and migraines. However, they may just put up with the pain, never realizing that the source of the problem may be a dysfunction of the TMJ.
The doctors at The Dental Group at Carpenter’s Crossing offer a number of simple solutions that address the painful symptoms of TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), help reduce your discomfort, and provide you with the relief you so desperately need.
What Causes TMD?
Most people use the term TMJ to refer to symptoms and disorders involving the jaw joint, but the condition itself is actually referred to as TMD. Your temporomandibular joint is located where your upper and lower jaw come together, right in front of your ears. When a problem occurs with this joint, we refer to it as TMD.
A misaligned dental bite may be the culprit, but there are other reasons the jaw joint may undergo abnormal stress, start breaking down, and result in temporomandibular joint disorder.
How Do You Treat TMD?
At The Dental Group, we offer several different methods to successfully treat the painful effects of TMD. Since TMD can include a wide variety of causes and symptoms, there’s no single treatment that works for everyone. But the team at our Lewes dental office is committed to working with you until we find the solution that helps you overcome the painful symptoms of TMD.
The goal of TMD treatment is to decrease painful symptoms, improve mobility and function of the jaw, and allow you to resume normal daily life. Our approach is to evaluate your condition and look for the least invasive and most effective therapies available.
Over the years, our professional team has helped minimize and eliminate the painful symptoms of TMD for many of our patients. A custom-made night guard or a simple device called an occlusal splint can often provide quick relief.
Both appliances are designed to be worn at night to prevent your teeth from coming into contact with each other. Occlusal splints and night guards cannot stop the action of grinding, but they will prevent adverse effects and damage.
Call Today to Get the Relief You Need
There’s no doubt that enduring the painful symptoms of TMD can make it difficult to enjoy life. We’re sympathetic to your discomfort because we know how disruptive it can be to your quality of life. Our skilled professional team will work with you until we find the solution that eliminates your pain so you can take back your life.