Do you experience chronic headaches, jaw pain or a jaw that locks? You may have a condition known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD). At Village Family Dentist in Granville, we offer various TMJ treatments that can help patients that suffer from the uncomfortable TMD symptoms.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, also commonly called TMJ or TMD, is a condition that causes muscles, bones and ligaments in the jaw to work improperly, leading to painful, debilitating symptoms. These symptoms may include:
At our Granville dental clinic, we offer custom-made bite splints that can be placed over upper or lower teeth. Dental splints are designed to be worn at night; they cover your teeth and are worn to prevent teeth clenching as well as help realign the jaw.
Another option for patients who suffer from TMD are mouthguards. They are custom-made to be comfortable and are used to prop teeth apart, reducing grinding and allowing facial muscles to be relaxed.
When most people think of “Botox,” a dental treatment probably doesn’t come to mind. However, Botox injections have recently been proven to show relief of TMD symptoms and pain. The relief can even last up to three months.
Getting tired of the constant pain and symptoms due to TMD? Come down to Village Family Dentist in Granville, or give us a call for an appointment. We can evaluate your oral health and determine if TMJ/TMD therapy is right for you.