Find Relief From Jaw Pain by Treating Your TMJ

If your temporomandibular joints (TMJs) become irritated or inflamed, they can cause a lot of pain. These complex joints make it possible to open and close your mouth for everyday activities like talking, eating, laughing, and even singing. Researchers aren’t certain of all the causes of TMJ dysfunction. However, it is proven that a custom oral appliance can relieve symptoms for many people.

Most patients find our professionally made TMJ device easy to get used to. It will:

  • Fit comfortably in your mouth while you sleep
  • Exert gentle pressure to move your lower jaw slightly forward
  • Relieve tension on your jaw joints, reducing your discomfort

Another benefit of our TMJ appliance is that it will help keep your teeth apart. As a result, you won’t grind them in your sleep, which you may be doing without knowing it. This means there is less potential for damage to your tooth enamel. You not only protect your smile, you save money by avoiding restorative dentistry to repair your teeth.

In addition to creating your custom appliance, we’ll also address any existing issues that resulted from teeth grinding. If damage is found during an exam, your dentist may recommend tooth fillings or dental crowns, depending on the extent of grinding-related issues.

Call our team today at 704-285-0846 if you need TMJ treatment in Charlotte. You can count on Charlotte Dentistry for help! If you’d like, you can ​​schedule online