Temporomandibular Joint Therapy in King of Prussia, PA
Individuals with temporomandibular joint disorder know how painful and disabling the condition can become. With proper treatment and dedicated care, patients with TMJ can lead full, rewarding lives.
Our services help patients alleviate their TMJ disorders and restore jaw function and comfort. If you struggle with this joint disorder, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us today.
Therapy Options for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
The cause of TMJ is not always clear, though clenching, teeth grinding (bruxism), and dental misalignment are often contributing factors. To determine the best course of treatment, we perform a comprehensive consultation. We take digital x-rays that provide us with a clear picture of your oral structure. We also interview you to understand better your symptoms, lifestyle, and any habits that may contribute to the condition.
With this information, we work with you to discern the treatment that most benefits you. Our TMJ therapy options include:
Occlusal Adjustment Procedures: This procedure involves reshaping the biting surfaces of affected teeth. It’s most commonly used if the bite is misaligned (known as malocclusion) and can’t be corrected by orthodontic treatments. By adjusting the biting surface, we mitigate the pressure of sliding that happens with grinding, thus sparing the teeth and jaw muscles.
Occlusal Adjustment Appliances: Dental appliances are custom fitted to your teeth, and can be used for a variety of treatments. Splints and night guards are most commonly employed for TMJ; they help to adjust the biting force and alleviate strain on the jaw muscles. At King of Prussia Periodontics, we take great care to make an accurate impression of your teeth, so your dental appliance fits comfortably and functions well.
Custom Night Guards: Night grinding is a common cause of TMJ, and one the sleeper may not be aware of. A custom night guard protects your teeth from the damage caused by grinding and fits comfortably over your teeth, enabling a safe, restful night’s sleep.
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King of Prussia Periodontics & Dental Implants has helped numerous patients find relief from their TMJ. If you experience muscle weakness or limited jaw movement, contact our dental office and make an appointment today.