The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are the hinges that connect your jawbone to your skull. While most people have no issues with their TMJ, others may wake up with sore jaws and need a TMJ treatment dentist to relieve their pain.
Our dentists and staff at our office in Plymouth, Michigan are able to help you find solutions for migraines and headaches. If you suspect you have TMJ disorder, give us a call today to schedule an appointment.
Questions For Our TMJ Treatment Dentist
How is TMJ disorder diagnosed?
Our dentist will examine your jaw and take x-rays during your appointment to determine if you have TMJ disorder. During this appointment, our dentist may press on different areas of your jaw to determine where you feel the most discomfort or pain. Our TMJ dentist may also ask you to open and close your mouth so they can listen for popping or clicking.
How can I relieve TMJ pain?
Schedule an appointment with our TMJ dentist if you suspect you have a TMJ disorder. Each patient is different. For example, our dentist may recommend wearing a custom night guard while you sleep if your TMJ disorder is caused by teeth grinding. Our dentist can also help you explore otherduring your appointment.
What is the purpose of a night guard for TMJ?
If you have a TMJ disorder caused by teeth grinding, our dentist may recommend a custom night guard. A night guard for TMJ forms a protective layer between your upper and lower teeth, preventing unconscious teeth from grinding while you sleep. Depending on your case, a nightguard can bring much-needed TMJ pain relief.