Call 248-969-7645 today for professional TMJ treatment in Oxford, MI.
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) treatment relieves you of chronic pain in your jaw and face. Many patients don’t know they have TMJ until they visit John Khoury dental with complaints about sore jaw muscles or painful teeth.
If you suffer any of the following symptoms, you may benefit from TMJ treatment:
- Discomfort while yawning or chewing
- Tension headaches
- Ringing in your ears or ear pain
- Locked jaw
- Sore jaw, neck, and shoulder muscles
- Popping or clicking sounds when you open or close your mouth
What Causes TMJ Disorder?
Some cases of TMJ disorders develop due to stress. When you begin clenching or grinding your jaw to relieve stress, you irritate and inflame the muscles associated with your temporomandibular joint. This constant stress may eventually necessitate TMJ treatment.
Another common cause involves the way your teeth align. A misaligned bite puts pressure on your jaw muscles and skeletal system, eventually resulting in TMJ. If you relax your jaw and close your mouth but your teeth won’t meet properly, you may have a jaw misalignment.
Common TMJ Treatments
Muscle relaxants can relieve TMJ symptoms by relaxing your jaw muscles. We’ll help you choose which medication will best relax you for a more comfortable rest.
A nightguard protects your teeth in case of bruxism, the medical term for clenching and grinding your teeth as you sleep. Besides stress, sleep apnea, cigarettes, alcohol, and caffeine may contribute to bruxism.
Braces or Invisalign
Many patients need braces or Invisalign to realign their teeth and improve bite and jaw problems. After fixing your bite with braces or Invisalign aligners, you may need a removable retainer to hold your teeth in the correct position.
Treat TMJ Today in Oxford, MI
Get professional TMJ treatment in Oxford, MI with John Khoury Dental. Call 248-969-7645 to schedule your appointment today.