TMJ disorders (TMDs) are both common and mysterious. Common, because more than 10 million Americans may be affected by them; mysterious, because no one knows what causes TMD.Relieving your jaw pain and grinding Read Transcript
Many people suffer from chronic jaw pain and continue on through their lives without any help at all. We can offer you some help. We have great diagnostics. We have our own CT scanner right in the office. We can take a look at that jaw joint and make sure that we can determine what type of problem you're having so that we can offer you the service that will stop that problem. We offer services from occlusal guards to help grinding or help you stop grinding and allow your TMJ to rest, to injections into the jaw joint to make immediate relief of pain. If you're having problems with your jaw, don't go undiagnosed. Come and see us. Let us give you a treatment plan to get you out of pain.
Many TMD sufferers also have a neurological disorder called bruxism that causes them to grind their teeth while sleeping and at other times. Our dentists use custom mouthguards for Peabody TMJ treatment that stop teeth grinding and shift your jaw into a position that relieves tension on your temporomandibular joints (TMJ).
A custom mouthguard will:
- Ease the jaw pain that is the primary symptom of a TMD
- Relieve related symptoms such as chronic headaches and migraines
- Stop the grinding that can damage your teeth
- Be comfortable to wear
- Cost less than some other forms of treatment such as orthodontics
In addition to a mouthguard, we may be able to suggest some TMJ exercises to relieve pain. For more information on TMD treatment, call 978-278-1760.
Ask About Conservative Treatment With a Noninvasive TMJ Mouthguard
Because the causes of TMD aren’t clear, it’s best to begin with the most conservative form of treatment possible. With TMD, that’s a custom mouthguard that gently moves your jaw into a position that relieves tension on your joints and prevents damaging tooth grinding. You may only need to wear it at night while you sleep. Your dentist will measure your mouth to ensure a perfect fit. It’s more comfortable and affordable than other forms of TMD treatment, which can include orthodontics and even surgery.
See Us For a TMJ Consultation If You Have Jaw Pain
If you have chronic jaw pain, it’s a good idea to see our dentists for a consultation. Don’t delay if you’re experiencing multiple symptoms. We’ll examine your TMJs, which connect your jaw to your skull. They are used for chewing, yawning, speaking, and many other movements. In addition to jaw pain, other TMJ symptoms include:
- Popping or cracking of the jaw
- Chronic earaches
- Shoulder pain
- Difficulty opening or closing your jaw
Don’t put up with chronic jaw pain or headaches related to your jaw. Get Peabody TMJ treatment by calling 978-278-1760 to schedule a consultation. Be sure to schedule your next regular checkup at the same time.