Many patients believe that dental practices are only looking to help them through any issues concerning their teeth or gums. At Vibrant Dental, our goal is to make sure every patient can receive personalized treatment that allows them to live healthy and happy lifestyles.
To reach that goal, our practice offers treatment to help relieve any dental discomfort or pain, no matter where it originates from. This includes any jaw, neck, or migraines caused by TMD (temporomandibular disorder).
TMJ vs. TMD: What Do They Mean?
The temporomandibular joint—the TMJ—is the joint connecting your lower jaw (medically referred to as the mandible) to your skull. With these joints on either side of your head, they play a significant role in smiling, chewing, and even speaking.
A TMJ disorder—or TMD—is a condition that may be preventing these important joints from functioning properly. TMJ disorders are still being widely studied as they can have a variety of different causes and symptoms.
The most common causes include:
- Pre-existing joint disorders—such as arthritis.
- Excessive teeth grinding, or bruxism.
- Trauma—especially any affecting the jaw.
- Jaw misalignment.
Whatever the cause, we’ll do our best to help you reduce TMJ tension and relieve pain!
Symptoms and Solutions
TMJ has a wide range of symptoms which can cause undue stress, pain, headaches, and even create more oral health complications in the future. For patients who are suffering from any of the following, scheduling a consultation is highly recommended:
- Pain that runs along the neck and jaw.
- Frequent migraines or tension headaches.
- Stiffness in the jaw.
- Limited motion of the mandible.
- A locking of the jaw.
- Clicking or popping sounds from your jaw joint.
Our office is dedicated to creating personalized treatment plans for each and every patient. We’ll give you a consultation to thoroughly examine your jaw alignment and any other contributing factors of TMD.
If you are suffering from a TMJ disorder, we can design a unique mouthguard for you to wear while you sleep to protect against further joint stress. We also offer Botox injections to help relieve muscle tension in the muscles around the TMJ.
Call Today for TMJ/TMD Relief
A lifestyle that doesn’t involve painful chewing, frequent tension headaches, or joint pain is possible thanks to the experienced professionals at Vibrant Dental. Schedule your consultation today and discover the dental solutions that will let you live the lifestyle you deserve, free from TMJ pain.