You rely on your jaw joint every single day all day long. Important functions like chewing, yawning, speaking, and laughing are all possible because this joint is working properly. If your jaw joint is moved out of alignment, it can cause widespread, painful problems. That’s when you should visit us for TMJ treatment in Houston, TX.Image Title: youtube thumbnail - pVl3euQvvMk Fix chronic jaw pain Read Transcript
We have a lot of patients in our practice who are clinchers, grinders, or have some sort of TMJ disorder. And well, what we have are a bunch of different type of appliances that we use to cater to that specific problem. So while one patient may need a night guard to wear at night to help protect their teeth, another patient may need a specific type of appliance to help stabilize their jaw so that we can get them out of jaw pain.
At Parker Nickolas Read Dental, we can create a custom oral appliance to help you:
- Relieve the pain in your head, jaw, and shoulders
- Chew your food easily and comfortably again
- Improve your sleep quality
- Prevent dental wear and damage to your tooth enamel
Our custom TMJ solutions can help you feel better and keep your smile safe. Call (713) 932-0441 today to schedule an appointment.
Guard Your Teeth Against TMJ Problems
When your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) shifts out of alignment, whether from an injury, teeth grinding, or simply years of constant use, it can cause a host of unpleasant, even painful, symptoms and problems with function, such as:
- Chronic headaches or migraines
- Muscle tension or pain in your jaw, neck, and shoulders
- Trouble chewing or opening and closing your mouth
- Popping or clicking noises in your jaw joint
- Facial soreness and earache pain
These types of symptoms can certainly lower your quality of life, but your health can also be at risk. Another problem you might be experiencing alongside a TMJ disorder is teeth grinding, which can negatively impact your dental health. Tiny fractures on your tooth enamel can create pathways to harmful oral bacteria, leading to decay, cavities, and gum disease.
We can fix damaged teeth with restorative dentistry services like tooth fillings, root canals, crowns and bridges, and even modern dental implant solutions.
To heal your jaw and relieve your pain, your dentist can create a custom oral appliance, made right here in our office. It will fit like a mouthguard and prevent you from clenching and grinding your upper and lower teeth against each other while you sleep. You’ll feel better soon, and over time, your jaw joint will move back into proper alignment for normal, pain-free function.