When you start to experience jaw pain and stiffness, headaches, and other discomforts often linked to TMJ disorder, you can have a difficult time ignoring the discomfort that you feel. It can be hard to live with these problems, but a solution is available at your dentist’s office! Our Redmond, OR dental practice can meet with you to determine how we can address a problem with your jaw joint alignment to ease discomfort. Treatment often calls for oral appliance therapy, an appliance that holds your jaw in position to reduce tension and encourage better joint alignment. If necessary, we can discuss services to restore teeth that are in poor condition and not capable of absorbing bite pressure.
Do You Have Frequent Issues With Jaw Pain, Stiffness, Or Other Discomforts?
Frequent headaches, pain in your face and jaw, and difficult bite movement can be hard to endure. Without treatment, you can continue to suffer from this issue as stress and poor alignment continue to tax your joints and muscles. This can lead to habitual teeth grinding, problems with headaches, and pain in your neck and shoulders. At an appointment, your dentist can look into why you are struggling with TMJ disorder, and from there we can determine how we can help you!
Beginning TMJ Treatment
TMJ treatment often calls for the use of an oral appliance that eases tension on your joints and muscles by correcting poor jaw alignment. Wearing your appliance each night will train you to hold your jaw in a more comfortable position. We can also use a custom guard to protect your teeth if you have a tendency to grind your teeth. If reflexive jaw grinding and clenching is not addressed, you can do so much harm to your smile that you need restorative dental work!
Is An Unresolved Dental Problem Hurting Your Ability To Bite And Chew?
An uneven or awkward bite can lead to stress and poor joint alignment. To address this issue, we may need to restore a tooth that is too sensitive or small, or one that is in poor health. With a custom dental crown, we can help you return to a more natural bite movement. A crown can do a better job absorbing pressure when you bite down. Our office has the technology needed to provide your restoration in as little as one appointment!
Talk To Your Redmond, OR Dentist About TMJ Treatment
Coppertop Family Dentistry is ready to meet with you and discuss your concerns about TMJ disorder! We are ready to help you put problems with pain or sensitivity behind you. To do this, we can discuss oral appliance therapy, and we can also look into any necessary restorative dental services to improve your bite function. If you wish to learn more, please contact your Redmond, OR, dentist, Dr. Olson, by calling 541-923-5927.