What is TMJ and What is TMD?
Your TMJ, or temporomandibular joints, are the joints that connect your lower jawbone to your skull. These joints are the joints you use when you open and close your mouth, and damage to these joints can result in a TMD, or temporomandibular disorder.
TMD symptoms can include:
- Frequent chronic headaches
- Jaw pain or aches in the jaw
- A frequent popping sound in the ears when the jaw is moved
- Difficulty opening and closing the mouth
- Difficulty chewing
- Redness or soreness around the jaw area
If you are experiencing any of these issues, you might want to come into our office for TMJ Treatment. A TMD can be very difficult to live with and can impede a patient’s happiness, enjoyment, and ability to complete day-to-day tasks. TMJ treatment will relieve your symptoms and help your jaw heal so that you can feel comfortable and well again.
Find Headache and Jaw Pain Relief With TMJ Treatment From Peninsula Dental
At Peninsula Dental, we personalize each treatment based on the needs of the patient. The treatment from patient to patient can vary based on which treatment we believe will get the patient the best results. Any TMJ Treatment begins with a thorough diagnostic evaluation. Once you have been diagnosed with a TMD, or temporomandibular disorder, we will proceed to uncover the cause of your TMJ issue. TMDs are often caused by bruxism, or teeth grinding, but may be the result of other overuse issues. At our practice, we believe that the best way to treat a TMJ disorder is to treat the source of the disorder. By treating the source instead of the symptoms, we are able to provide patients with more meaningful relief faster, and prevent the issue from happening again.
TMJ Treatment with the Kois Deprogrammer
At Peninsula Dental, we utilize Kois Deprogrammers to evaluate each patient’s bite stability. The Kois Deprogrammer is a dental appliance that can be worn like a retainer. This appliance can reinforce the position of your bite, and help keep your jaw in its most ideal position. By using a Kois Deprogrammer, we can help your jaw relax completely before we begin treatments that will help your bite permanently adjust and improve.
To find out more about TMJ/TMD treatment, call us at our office today.