If you are one of the more than 10 million Americans struggling with TMJ or TMD symptoms and pain, there are several treatments which can be tailored to offer relief and improve your oral health.
There are a variety of factors which may cause or worsen TMJ/TMD. Determining the exact source can be difficult, but regardless of the cause, a qualified dentist can assess your symptoms to determine the best course of treatment for you. If you are diagnosed with temporomandibular joint disorder, your dentist can prescribe a tailored treatment designed to eliminate painful symptoms and correct any damage to your oral health.
Will I need surgery?
The majority of cases involving TMJ do not require surgery to correct the issue. Non-invasive procedures for treatment include the creation of a custom mouth guard or splint at the dentist;’ office. This device is designed to relieve inflammation and eliminate pain while protecting your teeth from damage.
Treatment for Clenching or Grinding Teeth
Many people with TMJ grind or clench their teeth due to stress, especially at night. A custom splint or mouth guard may be used to relieve pressure and correct your TMJ disorder. If your teeth are broken or significantly worn down due to clenching or grinding, restorative treatments such as the addition of crowns may be used to restore the size and function of your damaged teeth. This also helps to correct issues related to a misaligned or uneven bite.
TMJ can cause you to feel that your teeth do not fit together right. When the teeth fail to align comfortably, the condition is called malocclusion. Treatments may be used to shift teeth for proper alignment when needed.
TMJ Relief in Thousand Oaks, CA
For more than twenty years, Dr. Sid Solomon, DDS has helped patients find relief from dental pain and discomfort. If you suffer from headaches, earaches, tooth pain, or other symptoms related to TMD, Dr. Solomon will meet with you to discuss and assess your symptoms. During your consultation, Dr. Solomon will determine if your symptoms are linked to TMJ disorder and, if diagnosed, will discuss all treatment options available.
Call us today to learn more about our dental services. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you in scheduling your visit.