Typical term TMJ is a term that's used to describe the temporomandibular joint, which is right in front of your ears. Many people have clicking noises, popping noises, that don't cause them any problems at all. It can sometimes click through their life and not have any problems, but many people have headaches, their jaw might get stuck. There are ways to treat that, initially with some appliances. Again, a proper diagnosis is necessary to find out if it is a joint problem, if it's a muscle problem, if it's related to the positioning of the teeth, because as humans, we all put our teeth together the best way we can in order to chew and to function, but that may be at the disruption of the muscles. If those muscles get sore or you get headaches, there are ways to take care of that.
Migraines, headaches, aching jaw, and a bite that feels all wrong … could you have TMJ dysfunction? It’s estimated that more than 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ disorder. If you live in Racine, WI, you don’t have to be one of them. Our dentists can diagnose you through a comprehensive exam. If they determine you are suffering from TMJ disorder, they’ll create a mouthguard for you right in our office.
Wearing your custom mouthguard at night can:
- Reposition your jaw to alleviate pressure and relieve jaw pain
- Reduce the damaging effects of teeth grinding
- Prevent nightly teeth clenching
- Offer relief from related symptoms like headaches
Bring relief into your life today by calling us for an appointment at 262-417-7326.
Get A Diagnosis And Noninvasive Treatment For Your TMJ Pain
Your TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is the joint at the intersection of your upper and lower jaw. TMJ disorder can have multiple symptoms, one more vexing than the next, that can be challenging to connect to each other. While its cause is still largely a mystery, we know that teeth grinding and teeth clenching can make it worse. If you have one or more of these issues, you should schedule a TMJ consultation with our doctors:
- Unexplained migraines and headaches, especially if they occur when you wake up
- Sore or swollen jaw in the morning
- Pain in your ears when you do any activity that requires you to open your mouth wide, like chewing or yawning
- Unexplained pain in your jaw, shoulder, or neck
- Clicking or popping sounds when you open or close your jaw
- A jaw that gets “locked” in an open or closed position.
Don’t drag yourself through another day of pain. Get treatment for yor TMJ dysfunction today. Call our Racine, WI dentists from North Bay Dental at 262-417-7326 to schedule a consultation with Dr. David Reesman or Dr. David Kemper.
And once you’re out of pain thanks to our TMJ treatment, ask us about restorative dentistry options to repair any damage caused by teeth grinding.