TMJ/TMD Therapy – Anaheim, CA
Say Goodbye to Jaw Pain
Do you wake with a sore jaw? Do you have frequent headaches in the morning? Does your neck or shoulders feel stiff? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may be suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). When the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is damaged or becomes inflamed, it can cause much pain and discomfort when attempting to open and close the mouth. Without proper treatment, the symptoms will worsen and become almost debilitating. If you suspect you may be suffering from TMD, call our office to inquire about TMJ/TMD therapy.
Why Choose Anaheim Dental & Orthodontics for TMJ/TMD Therapy?
- Customized Oral Devices for Added Patient Comfort
- State-of-the-Art Facility
- Dental Insurance Welcome & Financing Available
Diagnosis & Treatment
When arriving at our office, a member of our team will need to take X-rays and other diagnostic imaging to determine the severity of your TMJ. We’ll ask questions and evaluate your oral and facial structures to prepare the best possible treatment plan. Once we determine how to properly care for your inflamed or damaged joints, we will discuss your proposed treatment with you so that you feel more confident and comfortable moving forward.
Equilibration / Occlusal Adjustments
Oftentimes, the reason for TMD is due to bite misalignment. If teeth do not line up correctly or there is a restoration that no longer sits in the correct place, it can place unnecessary pressure on these joints, creating significant discomfort. With equilibration or occlusal adjustment, however, we can alter specific teeth or restorations to create a more normal bite, allowing your facial muscles and TMJs to relax.
An occlusal splint is a beneficial device that not only protects against worn tooth enamel but also relieves chronic jaw pain. Customized to fit your mouth comfortably, it is worn while you sleep and keeps teeth from touching throughout the night. It also helps to move the jaw forward slightly so that pressure is taken off your jaw joints, allowing for a more restful night’s sleep and improved jaw function over time.