Due to the damage and painful symptoms of TMD, we recommend TMJ treatment before the disorder becomes severe. Your TMJ specialist in Katy, TX can evaluate your teeth, gums and overall oral health to determine which treatment option is best. We may recommend a custom mouth guard to be worn; however, in chronic cases, surgery may be considered.
Mouth Guards for TMJ Treatment
Treatment for TMD typically involves using custom night guards or bite splints. These orthotic devices can help in preventing unconscious teeth grinding. This, in turn, reduces the uncomfortable symptoms often associated with TMD and nighttime clenching and grinding. For patients interested in relieving their TMJ symptoms without invasive surgeries or medications, a custom mouthguard can be the perfect solution.
Custom TMJ Mouthguards
Although standard mouthguards can be purchased at the store, a custom-made mouthguard can be a more effective treatment option. Over-the-counter orthotic devices are typically ill-fitting and uncomfortable, leading to many patients discontinuing use. At our Katy dental office, we can create a customized mouthguard, designed to fit comfortably.
Wondering if a TMJ mouthguard might be right for you? Contact our TMJ specialist in Katy today to schedule your appointment.