You may be dealing with TMJ or TMD without even knowing it. If not treated it can progressively become more obvious. Luckily, we are able to identify and treat TMJ/TMD. We will take a comprehensive look at your mouth, teeth, and jaw to see how they all work together. We will also ask about your symptoms and any pain you may be experiencing. With this information, we will be able to develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
What Is TMJ?
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder refers to a group of health conditions related to your jaw. It’s possible to be afflicted with a TMJ/TMD disorder without realizing it until it becomes more prevalent. The symptoms of TMJ disorders depend on the severity and cause of your condition. The most common symptom of TMJ disorders is pain in the jaw and surrounding muscles.
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. TMD stands for temporomandibular disorder, which is a group of conditions that can cause pain and dysfunction in the TMJ. Symptoms can show up on just one side of the face or both. Other symptoms associated with TMJ disorders include:
A nightguard is a common treatment option that we commonly use. So, what does a nightguard do? A nightguard is a device that is worn over the teeth at night. It is used to protect the teeth from grinding and clenching during sleep. It is also used to protect the teeth from wear and tear. The nightguard is made of soft material and fits snugly over the teeth. It is comfortable to wear and can be easily removed. The nightguard can be worn for many years and is an effective way to protect the teeth from damage.
If you live in the greater Lansing area and are experiencing any of the symptoms above, please don’t hesitate to contact Oakhill Dental Associates. With our state-of-the-art dental facility, we are able to identify and treat TMJ disorders. During your evaluation, your dentist will take a comprehensive look at your mouth, teeth, and jaw to see how they all work together. Be prepared to share your symptoms and any pain you may be experiencing with your dentist so we can develop a treatment plan that is right for you. Contact our dental office in Lansing to learn more about TMJ.