TMJ Treatment/Teeth Grinding Your Teeth May Be Causing Your Jaw Pain. Let Us Help!
  • Find relief with a custom bite guard
  • Eliminate headache & migraine pain
  • Ease pressure on your jaw so it can heal

Relieve Your Aching Jaw With TMJ Treatment in McAllen

Your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are the joints that connect your jaw to the rest of your skull. You will become aware of them if you have a TMJ disorder. This is likely to make it painful or difficult to open and close your mouth. Fortunately, you can receive TMJ treatment in McAllen, TX.

Your treatment can:

  • Ease pressure on your jaw so it can heal
  • Allow you to  sleep better so you’ll wake up feeling refreshed
  • Relieve headaches, earaches, and other uncomfortable symptoms
  • Make it possible to use your jaw without pain for activities like eating and speaking
  • Prevent you from clenching or grinding your teeth, which can contribute to TMJ pain

If you suspect you may have a TMJ disorder, schedule a consultation by calling 956-247-4994 for an appointment at Sabal Dental.

Stop Grinding Teeth With a Personalized Mouthguard

A variety of factors can contribute to a TMJ disorder, including poor posture and even chewing gum. Two behaviors that are particularly common in those with TMJ dysfunction are grinding your teeth (bruxism) and clenching your jaw. You may not even be aware that you are doing this because it occurs while you sleep. Our team looks for damage to enamel and other problems caused by grinding during every dental exam. Many times you will awaken with your jaw feeling sore, or other members of your household may mention this to you.

To stop clenching and grinding, we can fit you for a custom bite guard. This special mouthguard will:

  • Relieve pressure on your jaw
  • Keep your jaw in a relaxed position while you sleep
  • Protect your teeth from the effects of grinding, such as chips and cracks
  • Fit better than a store-bought bite guard

For TMJ treatment in McAllen, call Sabal Dental at 956-247-4994 or schedule online.

Common Questions About TMJ Treatment / Teeth Grinding

Is TMJ treatment covered by medical insurance?

Your TMJ treatment may be covered in part by medical insurance, depending on the terms of your policy. We encourage you to talk to your insurer to determine what will be covered and just how much your part will be. You can ask us about your insurance and about third-party financing through CareCredit to help with your financial investment.

Is TMJ treatment expensive?

While we won’t know the exact cost of your treatment until we’ve had the opportunity to examine your jaw and take images, the TMJ treatment you receive from us ought to be less expensive than more invasive forms of treatment such as surgery. We’ll ensure you know your cost before we proceed with any TMJ treatment.

Does TMJ treatment work?

Our TMJ treatment has helped numerous patients with their jaw pain and tenderness. Our treatment normally focuses on utilizing a custom-fit oral appliance that you wear while sleeping. It will move your lower jaw forward to minimize tension on your TMJ. The outcome will be less jaw discomfort, decreased stress in your neck and shoulders, and prevention of teeth grinding.