TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder causes chronic jaw, head, and neck pain. You can experience headaches and a popping or clicking sound as you open and close your mouth when you have TMJ symptoms.
Your TMJ pain will fluctuate depending on its severity. TMJ treatment will help align your jaw muscles and provide you relief from pain.
TMJ affects the joints in your jaw, your facial area and connective muscles and nerves. Stress can produce TMJ symptoms along with teeth grinding (bruxism), and bite misalignment (malocclusion).
A mouth guard or bite guard is a common TMJ treatment. Your oral appliance will be custom-designed and fitted by your Boca Raton dentist.
TMJ treatment with a mouth guard prevents your teeth from grinding. It helps align your teeth, prevents further damage, and eliminates jaw pain.
Replacing your missing tooth or teeth can also treat TMJ symptoms. Dental implants, full or partial dentures, and a dental bridge can fill the tooth gaps and treat tooth alignment issues.
Orthodontics are effective on occasion as well. Aligning your jaw and bite produces proper movement and helps eliminate TMJ issues.
Contact your Boca Raton dentist about your TMJ symptoms. Schedule a dental examination or consultation to discuss TMJ treatment options.