Receive Effective TMJ Treatment on Junction Drive in Laredo

If you consistently suffer from aches in your jaw, head, and neck, you may benefit from TMJ treatment on Junction Drive in Laredo, TX. At Davenport Dental Group, we are dedicated to helping you get the quality care you need to reduce or eliminate teeth grinding, which can contribute to your dilemma.

Our expert dentists will customize an oral appliance to put an end to your problem. Despite their unobtrusive design, these devices can:

  • Help relieve TMJ pain by reducing tension and pressure
  • Prevent damage to your teeth from clenching and grinding
  • Diminish and even eliminate other symptoms like headaches and migraines
  • Allow you to get a good night’s rest and wake up without an aching jaw

If you find that you’re grinding or clenching your teeth, call us at 956-242-6745 for help before you damage your smile! Be sure to ask how our membership club can save you money on your care.

We’ll Help You Find a Solution for Your Jaw Pain

Dysfunction of your temporomandibular joints can be caused by a variety of things, including stress, inflammation, or injury. Because of this, symptoms can also vary. Either way, a TMJ disorder can be a debilitating condition.

To treat it effectively, we’ll craft a special mouthguard to temporarily adjust your jaw position. You will usually wear it at night while you sleep. The mouthguard will:

  • Fit comfortably and unobtrusively in your mouth, similar to an athletic mouthguard
  • Reposition your jaw to relieve the stress on your joints and ease your discomfort
  • Protect your tooth enamel from damage caused by teeth grinding

Once we’ve helped you stop grinding your teeth, we can repair any damage to your enamel with solutions such as dental crowns or veneers. Your newly corrected smile will look as good as it feels!

Recognize the Symptoms of a TMJ Disorder

Pain in your jaw, face and neck is hard to ignore – it can cause difficulty concentrating and may affect your performance at work or school. Other physical symptoms include:

  • Popping/clicking jaw
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Lockjaw
  • Earaches
  • Headaches

To make an appointment for TMJ treatment on Junction Drive in Laredo, call 956-242-6745 or request an appointment online.

Common Questions About TMJ Treatment

Does TMJ treatment work?

Most people who suffer from TMJ dysfunction find relief with a custom-made mouthguard, the TMJ treatment we use. Usually worn at night, a mouthguard relieves painful pressure on your jaw and prevents you from grinding your teeth. A grinding habit not only contributes to TMJ pain, but it can also damage your tooth enamel.

How long does TMJ treatment take?

There is no standard length for TMJ treatment. It depends on many factors, including the severity of your symptoms. Since a mouthguard not only relieves TMJ pain but also prevents damage to teeth caused by grinding, many patients make it a permanent addition to their bedtime routine.

Will insurance pay for TMJ treatment?

While a custom TMJ mouthguard may be covered under a dental or medical insurance plan, not all plans cover them. Our team will help you determine if your plan offers coverage and will help maximize your benefits. If it doesn’t, we will also work with you to find the right payment option.

Is TMJ causing my headaches?

It’s possible, yes. Inflammation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can lead to pain in the surrounding muscles of the head and neck, which can be misinterpreted as migraines. By wearing a mouthguard, you can alleviate the pain caused by TMJ inflammation and potentially experience relief from headaches.