Perks Of Treating TMJ Disorder With A Dental Splint
Stop grinding your teeth involuntarily and damaging your pearly whites and causing other problems as well. If you think that you may have a jaw-related problem, call Advanced Dental Concepts at 916-945-9985 to see if a TMJ treatment could help you.
Along with offering a wide range of dental options, including general dentistry services, our Roseville, CA dentist office also offers a few different treatments that you might not anticipate. We do our best to be your one-stop shop when it comes to services that a dentist can offer so you can spend less time seeking out and traveling to different specialists!
And if you have any reservations about seeing a dentist to treat your TMJ disorder, you’ll be impressed by how qualified our own Dr. David Miller is. He boasts advanced standing with the four major TMJ organizations and also lectures on TMJ disorder and head/neck pain around the nation. He also stays ahead of the curve by keeping up-to-date on the latest research and treatment options.
Unfortunately, TMJ-related problems are more common than you might think. But the good news is that we can provide a few different options for you to get relief from your jaw problems, including:
- Anti-inflammatory medication, which helps relieve tension in your jaw so it can heal
- Physical therapy to aid in healing your injured jaw joint and connected muscles
- Dental treatments like orthodontics and dental crowns that can slightly shift your jaws so they come together properly
For this blog though, we’re going to focus on some perks of one particular treatment for TMJ disorder: custom-made dental splits.
For your convenience, we accept a variety of payment options and offer some early morning hours as well. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we take patients as early as 6:00 a.m.!
Enjoy The Benefits Of A Dental Splint As A TMJ Treatment
A custom-made dental splint used to treat TMJ disorder looks a lot like an athletic mouthguard. If you choose to get one, we will create your dental splint using precise impressions so it will fit your mouth just right. This will ensure your dental splint will do what it needs to do while also feeling comfortable in your mouth.
So you can make the optimum decision for your lifestyle and your TMJ-related troubles, we will review your expectations and goals with you and help you determine the option that will suit you best. Each treatment has its own perks and potential downsides depending on each patient’s desires.
One thing that some patients appreciate about treating their TMJ disorders with dental splints is that this treatment is completely drug-free. This is especially advantageous if you are already taking one or more medications and are concerned about new medicines interfering with your current regimen. Additionally, some patients are already taking anti-inflammatories and still dealing with TMJ problems.
Dental splints are also travel-friendly and very portable. We’ll provide a plastic case for you to put your dental splint in to protect it and keep it safe from getting dirty. And because dental splints are small, they can fit in just about any bag, including small clutch purses.
Another reason patients often choose to get a dental splint to help their jaw relax and heal is that these oral devices do not require any dental work whatsoever. Instead of having to get expensive and potentially time-consuming procedures done, we will provide a reusable dental splint that can last for quite a long time with proper care.
TMJ disorders, especially mild ones, often go overlooked. To know for sure if you are having abnormal troubles with your jaw, you will need to see a professional for a proper diagnosis. If you are showing any of the following symptoms, visit Advanced Dental Concepts soon for an evaluation:
- Clicking, grating, and/or popping sounds when you chew or open and close your mouth
- Pain/tenderness in your jaw area, face, neck, and/or shoulders
- A jaw that gets stuck when you open it wide or close your mouth
- Trouble opening your mouth wide
- Difficulty chewing
- Feeling as though your upper and lower jaw are not fitting together properly
- A tired or exhausted feeling throughout your face
Say goodbye to teeth grinding and other jaw-related issues by calling Advanced Dental Concepts at 916-945-9985 to be fitted for a custom dental splint. You can also stop by our easy-to-find Roseville, CA dentist office in person when we’re open or use our handy online form to schedule or ask a team member questions.