Find Relief For TMJ Pain
If you’re experiencing discomfort, weakness, or stiffness in your jaw, you know how difficult it can make your daily life. From eating to speaking and smiling, everything you do with your mouth is affected by your ability to move your jaw. Thankfully, at Life Enhancing Dentistry, our compassionate team of dental professionals will work with you to find solutions to melt away your jaw pain.
What Is TMJ?
Your temporomandibular joint is the muscle that connects your jawbone to your skull and allows you to move your jaw. Sometimes, the joint can become impaired and weakened from major pressure or extreme wear. This can cause temporomandibular disorder (TMD).
The symptoms of TMD include:
- Persistent pain in your jaw, neck, head, and/or shoulder
- Clicking and popping when you move your jaw
- Jaw stiffness
- Inability to relax your jaw
Personalized Options for TMJ Pain Treatments
When Dr. Aldochine treats TMJ pain, she targets the cause of your pain — not just the symptoms. She’ll spend significant time working through your individual case and finding a treatment option that will best suit your lifestyle and symptoms.
The roots of TMJ disorders can include:
- Misaligned jaw
- Bruxism or nighttime teeth grinding
- Bone or joint diseases, such as arthritis
- Jaw injuries
Dr. Aldochine uses specially designed oral appliances to help relieve your jaw pressure. You’ll wear your custom appliance at night, giving you the relief you need to relax your jaw while you sleep. This gives your body time to heal your aching jaw muscles, restoring the strength to eat, speak, and smile during the day.