A Solution for Your Jaw, Head, and Neck Pain
Chronic pain in your jaw, head, and neck region can be caused by TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. In addition to headaches you can also experience a clicking or popping sound when opening and closing your mouth.
The severity of your TMJ issues can vary. It’s essential to seek treatment that will bring your jaw muscles into proper and healthy alignment.
TMJ disorder affects your jaw joints and the muscles and nerves that are connected throughout your facial, head, and neck regions. Teeth grinding (bruxism) and a misaligned bite (malocclusion) can be another TMJ related symptom triggered by stress.
TMJ is most often treated with a mouth guard or bite guard. An oral appliance can be custom-designed and fitted in our dental office.
The mouth guard helps prevent your teeth from grinding. The treatment can assist with tooth alignment, your jaw pain, and other risks to your teeth.
Tooth replacement is another treatment for TMJ issues. Dental implants can be used to fill your missing tooth gaps and help move your teeth into proper alignment.
Orthodontic treatment is also effective for TMJ. Gradually aligning your teeth and jaw can help eliminate your jaw pain.
Contact our dental office about your head, neck, and jaw pain. Schedule an oral examination to discuss TMJ and treatment options to eliminate your pain.