TMJ pain and teeth grinding are serious problems, but they can be quickly and easily solved at McNulty and Dancausse General Dentistry. With TMJ treatment in Charlotte using a noninvasive oral appliance, we can help alleviate the common symptoms of TMJ or teeth grinding issues. You will:Dr. Luis Dancausse on TMJ treatment Read Transcript
TMJ disorder is a problem in the jaw joint, which is right in front of your ear there. Typically, it's caused by clinching or grinding, and when we see a patient that has that and we believe that's where it's coming from, we might get some images to check the jaw joint itself. As long as everything looks okay there, it’s typically related to clinching or grinding your teeth, or bruxing, and the first line of treatment for that is making a night guard. We take some molds of your teeth, make some custom models of your mouth, and then the lab fabricates an appliance that's worn to help with that.
- Wake up feeling refreshed and without jaw soreness
- Avoid damage to teeth caused by grinding
- Experience fewer headaches
- Feel less muscle pain and tension
If you’re ready to get relief from daily nuisances associated with jaw pain, call 704-766-8662 today so Dr. Brian McNulty or Dr. Luis Dancausse can examine your smile and recommend swift treatment.
Take The Pain Away With A Custom Mouthguard
Dr. McNulty or Dr. Dancausse will take a look at your mouth’s condition to determine if you’re dealing with TMJ or teeth grinding issues. If you are, a customized mouthguard may solve all of your problems.
This mouthguard will be made in a lab to fit comfortably in your mouth and relieve tension in your face and jaw. That kind of muscular stress can also cause discomfort in your neck, head, and shoulders. Your mouthguard will also prevent teeth grinding, which wears down your teeth, making them sensitive and vulnerable to decay, cracks, and other kinds of damage.
Understand What Causes TMJ Or Teeth Grinding Issues
“TMJ” actually refers to your jaw joints, or temporomandibular joints. When stress is placed on these joints, it leads to temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMD. TMD is what causes the discomfort you’re experiencing, as well as teeth grinding at night. Involuntarily teeth grinding while you sleep is a serious condition known as bruxism. It can cause dental pain and possibly require restorative dentistry.
The causes of TMD and teeth grinding are often difficult to pinpoint. Arthritis and injuries have been known to lead to both. Whatever the cause of your condition, our doctors have solutions to help relieve your pain.
Call 704-766-8662 for TMJ treatment in Charlotte, or . We’ll end your TMJ issues so you can enjoy pain-free days again.