If you consistently suffer from aches in your jaw, head, and neck, you may benefit from TMJ treatment. 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 Laredo, TX dentists will customize an oral appliance to put an end to your problem.Dr. Dick Davenport on Tooth Grinding Read Transcript
The tooth grinding is a problem that we notice a lot. It's a huge problem where patients truly destroy their teeth for the grinding of tooth to tooth contact. We control it by using a mouth guard to separate the teeth so that you cannot have tooth to tooth contact. Most tooth grinding takes place at night time while we sleep, so you wear the night guard at night time. If you don't stop the grinding by separating the teeth, over time, your teeth will get shorter at a minimum, or you will break them, possibly to the point that you lose one or more teeth. Then if they get shorter over time, it ages you more quickly. You'll look older than you really are with short teeth.
Despite their unobtrusive design, these mouthguards offer many benefits. They can:
- Help relieve TMJ pain by relieving pain and pressure
- Prevent damage to your teeth from clenching and grinding
- Diminish and even eliminate other symptoms like headaches and migraines
Understand The Cause And Solution To Your Jaw Pain
Dysfunction of your temporomandibular joint can be caused by a variety of things, including stress, inflammation, or injury. Because of this, symptoms can also vary. Either way, it can be a debilitating condition.
To treat your condition, we’ll craft a special mouthguard to temporarily adjust your jaw position. This change in position will relieve the stress on your joint and ease your discomfort. It will also protect your enamel from damage.
Pain in your face and head is hard to ignore – it can cause difficulty concentrating and may affect your work or school. Physical symptoms include:
- Jaw pain
- Popping or clicking jaw
- Difficulty chewing
- Facial pain
- Neck pain
See Our Dentists To Repair Your Damage
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!
Making an appointment for TMJ treatment is easy. Just contact our team directly. You can reach our Junction Drive location by calling 956-242-6745 or our Winfield location at 956-517-2695. You can also send us a message using our online contact form.