Just like any other muscle in your body, the muscle that connects your jaw to your skull, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), can become sore and inflamed if overworked or damaged. When this joint becomes overworked, damaged or inflamed, you may experience TMJ disorder (TMD) and require TMJ treatment. If you experience chronic TMD and TMJ symptoms such as pain or tenderness in the face and jaw joints, a limited ability to open the mouth wide, jaw clicking, jaw pain, or frequent headaches and neck aches, you may benefit from TMJ treatment. We provide chronic TMJ treatment in Dallas, TX, and options that can improve your quality of life and help you maintain optimal oral health.
TMJ treatment in Dallas, TX, or neuromuscular dentistry, is a unique approach to dental treatment that focuses on correcting misalignment of the jaw. At Lynn Dental Care, we will need to determine what the optimal position of the jaw may be, and can realign the jaw with several different treatments or procedures, such as nightguards or orthodontics.
TMJ treatment procedures can be very effective for correcting jaw misalignment and reducing jaw pain, tension, jaw clicking and stress around the face, neck, and shoulders. With nightguards, we are able to create a customized mouth piece that you will wear while you sleep. Unique to your specific bite and teeth, nightguards help prevent grinding, clenching and an overuse of your jaw while you sleep. If your bite is misaligned, you may need more than just a nightguard to help ease your jaw pain. Orthodontic treatment can help align your teeth and jaw to give you a more natural and harmonious bite. We can use a variety of orthodontic options depending on your needs, including Invisalign® clear aligners. The result or orthodontic TMJ treatment is typically improved jaw function and comfort—and a more attractive, straight smile!