Your jaw could be the source of a lot of painful problems. If your jaw joints are not aligned correctly, it can affect how you eat and interfere with your everyday life. Fortunately, you can get TMJ treatment in Harlingen to:Pain Relief for Your Jaw and Teeth Read Transcript
Chronic jaw pain is extremely important to talk about. A lot of us are under stress, and I'm guilty of it. I'm under the impression that about 85 percent of us at night are grinding or clenching, or some combination of the two. Some of us do it during the day. Sometimes I'm working and I'm biting down really, really hard. What that can do is just overwork those muscles that are the closing muscles of our jaw, and that's just going to put a lot more stress on the joint.
Here at Sabal Dental, we offer a wide range of treatment for that. We offer occlusal guards that open up that bite, make sure they're not clenching as hard. And a more novel approach is Botox®. We're able to offer Botox to just retrain those muscles and not have them contract as hard and be as damaging to the joint.
- End jaw pain and soreness
- Prevent wear and tear on your teeth
- Bite and chew comfortably
- Stop related frequent headaches
Get A TMJ Mouthguard To Stop Teeth Grinding
We understand that you don’t want to be in pain, and everyone in our office wants to prevent oral pain. We believe you deserve a healthy smile, too. However, clenching and grinding your teeth can affect your oral health and how sore your jaw feels throughout the day. By creating a custom-designed night guard for you, we can give you a way to stop clenching and grinding. This can relieve TMJ symptoms like:
- Headaches (including migraines)
- Sore jaws when you wake up, while you eat, or after meals
- Stiff jaws
- Being unable to completely open or close your mouth
- Clicking or popping when you open or close your mouth
- Pain in your face, neck, or upper back
- Worn-down teeth
Our night guards prevent long-term damage to your oral health by creating a barrier between your upper and lower teeth. Ignoring TMJ problems can make you more likely to have tooth decay, tooth infections, and periodontal problems.
Take Control Over Your TMJ Disorder
According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 10 million Americans are living with TMJ disorders. This makes daily life more difficult than it should be. Jaw pain can make eating an unpleasant experience. Constant headaches can keep you from giving your full attention to your family, friends, and work.
Talk to Dr. Marcus Montalvo about what you can do to prevent the painful consequences of teeth grinding. Our TMJ treatment in Harlingen can stop your suffering. Call 956-275-7596 or contact us online to request an appointment at Sabal Dental.