Clear Lake TMJ Treatment in Webster, TX
Have you been experiencing any of the following?:
- Jaw pain
- Tenderness in the joints and muscles surrounding your jaw
- Clicking or popping in your jaw
- Difficulty moving your jaw
- Facial pain, especially around the ear
These symptoms may indicate that you are experiencing problems with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
Your TMJ consists of the hinge joint in your jaw and its surrounding muscles. It allows you to move your mouth so you can do all sorts of things like talk, chew, laugh, swallow, etc. Undue stress and strain to the TMJ can result in pain, discomfort, and other problems.
Grinding Your Teeth: You May Not Even Know You Have a Problem
Bruxism — a fancy way of saying that you grind your teeth or clench your jaw — can be one of the main causes of TMJ related disorders. The exact cause of bruxism is unknown; some think it’s a subconscious reaction to daily stress.
Most people with bruxism do so without being aware of it. They even do it while asleep. Are you one of them?
In addition to causing stress to the TMJ, bruxism can cause other problems as well, such as wearing down your teeth, hyper-sensitivity, jaw aches, and headaches.
In addition to teeth grinding and jaw clenching, TMJ disorders can result from trauma, arthritis, misalignment of the teeth or jaw, poor posture, and even chewing gum.
TMJ Treatments in Clear Lake at Premier Dental
Fortunately, Premier Dental provides many treatment options for TMJ in Webster, TX, Clear Lake, Nassau Bay, Seabrook, Dickinson, Friendswood, and other South Houston communities:
We can review your diet to see if any changes need to be made to reduce the stress and strain on your TMJ.
We can prescribe muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatories and other medications.
One of the most common treatments is a specially designed acrylic mouth guard, custom-fitted to the patient’s mouth, that’s worn over the teeth at night.
We can also perform a wide range of procedures to correct any damage done to the teeth or TMJ.
Premier Dental TMJ Treatment in Webster, TX and Clear Lake
If you are experiencing one or more of the symptoms that indicate a TMJ disorder, don’t put off making an appointment with Premier Dental. Dr. Mauricio Rodriguez and his highly trained staff will perform a thorough examination that may include X-rays and other tests to determine the cause and extent of your TMJ disorder, and which treatment approach is right for you. Premier Dental is dedicated to ensuring the healthy appearance and function of our patients’ smiles. Contact Premier Dental at (281) 488-1227 to schedule your appointment today. We accept most forms of dental insurance and offer a wide range of payment options. And we always welcome new patients.