We Can Treat Patients Living With TMJ Pain

Our Redmond, OR dentist’s office knows that patients have more to worry about than just cavities. During regular dental exams, we can look out for any threats to your well-being. One issue we watch out for has to do with your jaw movement and alignment. Problems with TMJ disorder can have a negative effect on your quality of life. You can experience discomfort when you bite and chew, have frequent headaches, and even experience issues with teeth grinding! The sooner this problem is identified and treated, the sooner your problems with pain can be put behind you!

Should I Really Be Worried About Jaw Pain And Stiffness?

The longer you go without addressing jaw pain and stiffness, the more serious the issue can become. You can find it difficult to enjoy a meal because of limited or uncomfortable movements. You can also experience more frequent issues with headaches, pain in the neck and shoulder, and more! Unfortunately, problems do not stop there, as many people who have TMJ issues can also experience trouble with teeth grinding and clenching, which can lead to permanent enamel damage.

Beginning TMJ Therapy With Your Dentist’s Help

Whether the problem is caught during a routine dental exam or brought up during a visit to discuss pain, we can help. A corrective appliance can help you reduce stress on your jaw joints and muscles, which can lead to welcome improvements in your dental function and quality of life. When appropriate, we can discuss protection for teeth grinding.

Is A Problem With Your Oral Health Interfering With Your Bite Movement?

Without realizing it, patients sometimes develop awkward, uneven bite movements that put pressure on their joints and muscles. Reasons for this can vary, but it can be a consequence of untreated oral health issues. When you have teeth that are not contributing properly to your bite function, you can end up developing a bad habit of relying on awkward and uneven bite movements. We can look for teeth that are interfering with your dental function and provide the appropriate care to make sure you no longer have to worry about discomfort from jaw movement.

Talk To Your Redmond, OR Dentist About TMJ Pain And Treatment

Problems with TMJ disorder can impact your quality of life and cause you discomfort that becomes a daily concern. If you put off treatment, you can start to experience headaches, joint stiffness, a tendency to grind your teeth, and more! Fortunately, there is something that your dentist can do for you. To find out how your issues with poor joint alignment and movement can be addressed to improve your health and quality of life, reach out to your Redmond, OR, dentist, Dr. Olson, by calling 541-923-5927.