Help Your Jaw With TMJ Treatment in Orlando
Frequent headaches and migraines, or pain in your neck, shoulder, or jaw could all be signs of
TMJ problems. You don’t have to continue through life in pain, however. Overmeyer Family Dental offers effective TMJ treatment that can:
- Reduce or eliminate your jaw pain.
- Ease stress and tension in your neck and shoulder area
- Help prevent tooth enamel damage caused by teeth grinding.
- Reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches.
- Make it easier to open and close your mouth comfortably.
Call us today to schedule your TMJ consultation: (407) 871-3143. We’re located at 3221 S. Conway Road, Suite C.
Skilled, Conservative Care Makes a Difference
The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) allow your jaw to move easily when you eat, speak, and yawn. If trauma or disease damages the joints, you may experience pain and limited jaw movement, known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD).
Surgery and invasive treatments are typically used as a last resort. Dr. Tom and Dr. Jessica recommend conservative therapies to manage TMJ problems. To relieve pain and discomfort, they may recommend:
- Stress Management
- Habit Modification
- Use of Mouthguards (night guards and sports guards)
Mouthguards cover the biting surfaces of the upper or lower teeth, keeping them from making direct contact. Mouthguards also prevent bite problems, teeth sensitivity, and premature tooth wear. One type of mouthguard covers only the upper teeth and allows the jaw to move freely. In addition to TMJ problems, a custom mouthguard can protect your mouth during contact sports.
Overmeyer Family Dental provides custom night guards to prevent teeth grinding while you sleep. Our night guards are made from ultra-comfortable materials that fit perfectly and do not interfere with normal breathing. During the consultation, your dentist will perform a comprehensive mouth, jaw, and head examination to determine which type of night guard is best for you.
Some people are more susceptible to developing TMJ problems than others: those who habitually clench their jaws and grind their teeth (bruxism), have arthritis, and engage in activities that may cause trauma to the TMJs. Common symptoms of TMD include:
- Popping, locking, or clicking sounds when moving the jaws
- Frequent headaches and migraines
- Neck pain that may radiate to the shoulders
- Jaw and muscle discomfort
- Teeth sensitivity
Get the Orlando TMJ treatment you need to feel better. Call us today to make an appointment or request an appointment time online.