TMD, TMJ TREATMENT AT WESTCHASE AESTHETIC DENTISTRY
Many people suffer from neck pain, headaches or constant facial soreness without realizing they have a temporomandibular disorder (TMD). TMJ is the actual temporomandibular joint in the jaw that can become misaligned due to trauma or teeth grinding (bruxism) and clenching during sleep. When this joint is out of alignment or inflamed, you can experience myriad painful symptoms:
- Painful facial or neck muscles
- Worn teeth, chipped teeth, cracked teeth or broken teeth
- Back pain or shoulder pain
- Jaw soreness or pain
- Headaches or migraines
- Chewing difficulty or pain
- Clenching or grinding of teeth
- Popping or clicking noises
- Shifting bite
- Ear pain or ringing in the ears
You may have difficulty finding a dentist who treats the jaw pain, difficulty chewing, plus the popping and clicking noises often made when your TMJ is compromised. Dr. Wolters can often relieve the pain and symptoms of TMD using a small, custom-designed occlusal splint or night guard. These appliances provide stable platforms for correct jaw alignment. When the alignment is corrected, the pain goes away.
Get TMJ treatment for your jaw pain by calling Westchase Aesthetic Dentistry at 713.706.4077. For your convenience, you can use our online Request an Appointment form to arrange your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Stephen Wolters. Our TMD/TMJ patients come to us from Katy, Memorial Houston, Westchase, Cinco Ranch, Sugar Land and close-by areas.