You can tell that something is different about your jaw movement. Stiffness is becoming a more common issue, and you often find yourself with pain and sensitivity issues that affect your teeth and face. These issues, along with an increase in headaches, neck pain, and shoulder pain, can point to trouble with TMJ disorder. Without the right care, your troubles with your jaw health can lead to worsening pain and further limits on your jaw movement. Your Redmond, OR dentist can recommend TMJ therapy to improve the alignment and movement of your jaw, something that can positively change your quality of life by alleviating tension and pain!
Is Jaw Pain And Stiffness Starting To Impact Your Quality Of Life?
If your jaw pain is becoming more difficult to ignore, if your movements are limited, or if you have recurring bouts with headaches and/or neck and shoulder pain, it may be time to discuss TMJ therapy. Problems that start with your jaw can have a surprising impact on you. The nerves that control jaw movement also control sensation in the face, neck, and head, so problems with your joints can be felt elsewhere. Treating this issue can elevate your mood, and it can help you speak and eat without pain.
Beginning TMJ Therapy
Improving the alignment and movement of your jaw can ease the tension you feel, and reduce your overall pain linked to TMJ disorder. We are often able to address these problems with pain and sensitivity with a custom appliance, one that will help you correct the position of your jaw and develop more comfortable movement. When appropriate, we can also discuss the need to restore any teeth that are in the way of your natural bite function.
We Can Also Take On Problems Linked To Teeth Grinding
Are you grinding and clenching your teeth as you sleep? You may not realize that this is happening, but when you look in the mirror, you can see the evidence of worsening wear and tear on your enamel. Just as we can address TMJ problems with oral appliance therapy, we can use a guard to stop you from grinding your teeth. If we are too late to prevent enamel damage, we can determine if you need restorative dental treatment, or if you can proceed with a more conservative cosmetic treatment to address this problem.
Talk To Your Redmond, OR Dentist About TMJ Therapy
If you start to struggle with jaw pain and stiffness, or if you observe the evidence of teeth grinding’s effect on your smile, let our practice know! Coppertop Family Dentistry is prepared to help by offering the appropriate appliance therapy to keep your smile safe. If you would like to know more, contact your Redmond, OR, dentist, Dr. Olson, by calling 541-923-5927.