TMJ Treatment - Quincy, MA
Find Relief from TMJ Pain with Non-Surgical Care
Are TMJ Disorders Affecting Your Comfort and Lifestyle?
If you are experiencing jaw pain, chronic headaches or difficulty opening, it may be the result of issues involving your jaw joints. An increasing number of patients are suffering from TMJ Disorders, which are a collection of problems affecting the jaw joints, or temporomandibular joints (TMJ). The jaw joints sit on each side of the face and are responsible for nearly all aspects of oral function. In most cases of TMJ problems, the muscles and soft tissues supporting the joints become overworked, stressed or injured, resulting in jaw pain, headaches and a host of other uncomfortable symptoms. Our multi-specialty team can help you identify factors contributing to your TMJ symptoms and provide the relief you need for improving your quality of life with effective non-surgical solutions.
Occlusal Appliance Therapy Can Preserve Your Oral Health
During your TMJ consultation, our doctors will discuss your symptoms and evaluate your jaw joint health through clinical assessment and advanced digital imaging. This helps us gain a better understanding of the condition of your joints and any impact TMJ problems may be having on your oral health. Because many cases of TMJ disorders are the result of habitual teeth grinding, the most common form of TMJ treatment is oral occlusal therapy. This non-surgical approach to TMJ care involves the creation of a customized removable nightguard or similar appliance designed to correct your specific biting issues. Nightguards are worn at night (or when teeth grinding occurs) and fit comfortably over the upper or lower arch. This helps preserve teeth and other oral structures from the effects of grinding and keeps the jaw joints in a neutral, comfortable position.
Occlusal Adjustments & Palliative Care
At Advanced Dental Care of Quincy, we strive to take the most conservative approach to treatment while optimizing your oral health and end results. In some cases of TMJ disorders, uneven biting surfaces of back teeth contribute to TMJ pain and problems. We can easily correct these issues with a simple occlusal adjustment. This procedure smooths discrepancies on chewing surfaces until the upper and lower arches bite together comfortably and evenly. Our team may also integrate palliative care to provide relief from painful symptoms. These methods may include anti-inflammatory medications, hot and cold compresses, and jaw exercises and stretches. No matter your TMJ needs, we are dedicated to diagnosing and treating your condition for the improved quality living and comfort you deserve.
Ease jaw pain and improve TMJ health with effective non-surgical treatment.
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