S&G Family Dentistry’s expert dentists can get you relief from nagging TMJ pain with TMJ treatment in our Leawood office.
Here are some of the ways we can help with your TMJ symptoms:
- Relieve ongoing jaw pain
- Stop grinding your teeth while sleeping
- Ease unexplained headaches
Dr. Lynne Schopper or one of other dentists will custom fit you with a mouthguard to wear while sleeping. This will eliminate teeth grinding and move your jaw into the proper position to ease your TMJ pain. Depending on your individual case, we may also recommend a special appliance called an NTI splint. This device keeps your teeth from touching so that grinding them is impossible.
As pressure is relieved on your TMJ, you’ll experience less jaw discomfort. Plus, when you stop grinding your teeth, your TMJ will have a chance to begin healing, and you’ll be on your way to a healthy, pain-free mouth.
Call our Leawood, KS dentist office today at 913-945-1612, and a friendly staff member will set up an appointment for you to get help with your TMJ discomfort.
Watch For These Signs of TMJ Trouble
If you’re not familiar with the TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, it is a hinge that connects your jaw to your skull. It allows your jaw to move so that you can open and close your mouth, talk, and chew food. Many people develop problems with their TMJ at some point.
Are you experiencing any of these TMJ symptoms?
- Jaw pain or swelling
- Frequent migraines or headaches
- Popping or clicking noise when chewing
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
If you are, you may have TMJ disorder. One of our expert dentists will perform a thorough examination to determine the cause of your pain, then offer you treatment options to get you the relief you need.