TMJ/TMD Therapy

TMJ/TMD Therapy

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD/TMJ) is a common and painful dental disorder that affects the joint which connects your jaw to your lower skull. TMD has been linked to chronic stress in patients and has many uncomfortable symptoms including migraines, facial pain, tinnitus and even tooth damage. Left untreated, TMD often worsens and results in costlier dental treatments.

TMJ/TMD Treatment

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.

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