For those who currently live with pain, sensitivity, and stiffness related to TMJ disorder, an appointment at our Grapevine, TX dental practice can be beneficial. During your visit, we can confirm that issues with poor jaw alignment and movement is responsible for the aches and pains that you have to endure. From there, we can recommend treatment that eases pain and helps to improve your quality of life! This is one of many issues that we can look out for during a regular dental exam. Remember that when you stay consistent with these visits, you are more likely to avoid difficulties and receive prompt care for any smile issues that do arise.

TMJ Disorder Can Cause Worsening Discomfort

Problems with TMJ disorder stem from issues with poor joint alignment and movement, and they can worsen in time when your jaw remains out of alignment. You may have an increasingly hard time moving your jaw without discomfort. You can also struggle with more frequent headaches, difficulties with teeth grinding, and more. If you come in for a routine dental exam or make an appointment to discuss jaw pain, we can identify signs of poor alignment and movement, and from there we can determine how we should resolve active TMJ troubles.

Discussing Jaw Alignment And Treatment For TMJ Problems

Treating problems with poor jaw alignment and movement can often take place through appliance therapy. With a custom oral guard, we can help you readjust to a more comfortable resting position. This will ease the tension on your joints and muscles, leading to relief as well as sustained improvements in jaw movement. We can also discuss the use of an appliance to correct problems with bruxism, which can negatively impact your smile and oral health due to continued friction from grinding and clenching your jaw.

What Else Can Your Dentist Do To Improve Your Bite Function?

Better bite function may require restorative dental work. If you have a tooth that is not absorbing pressure like it should due to its size, or due to its poor health, it can be more difficult for you to move past TMJ troubles. With a custom dental crown, we can provide relief from this problem, which can lead to better function as well as improvements for your health and appearance.

Talk To Your Grapevine, TX Dentist About Your Trouble With TMJ Pain

Problems with TMJ pain can be tough to ignore. Fortunately, they are treatable, as you can find out when you schedule an appointment at our practice! If you would like to discuss your issues with jaw pain and stiffness, or if there is any other issue that currently affects your oral health and well-being, contact Share Dentistry in Grapevine, TX today by calling 817-329-6000.