If you are experiencing problems with your jaw, you may be in need of TMJ appliance therapy. The TMJ appliance can relieve your jaw pain and address your other symptoms. If you are looking for TMJ treatment in the Chattanooga, TN area, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our team today!
What is TMJ?
A TMJ disorder occurs when the jaw joint stops working correctly and begins causing pain and discomfort. The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) works much like a sliding hinge. When alignment of the jaw joint becomes compromised or stops working properly, many side effects can occur. Symptoms of TMJ include jaw pain, difficulty chewing, clicking jaw, and pain in the mouth, jaw or face. You may also be experiencing neck pain, headaches, toothaches or ear pain. Until the TMJ can relax and begin to heal, it may continue to cause painful side effects.
How Does TMJ Appliance Therapy Work?
The TMJ appliance takes pressure off of the jaw joint and allows all of the jaw and facial muscles to relax. Once pressure is removed from the TMJ, it can begin to relax and many times symptoms will begin to fade. This appliance will keep you from clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth. In many cases, patients can begin to feel relief within a few days of wearing the appliance.
Is a TMJ Appliance Right for Me?
A consultation with your dentist is the best way to find out if you are in need of TMJ appliance therapy. Your dentist can evaluate your jaw alignment, discuss symptoms, take x-rays if needed and determine the best way to treat your pain.
A Welcoming, Relaxing Experience
At Winn Smiles, your experience matters! From the moment you walk in the door, we’ll provide a first-class experience. Our comfort menu offers several ways for you to feel relaxed in the dental chair as we provide the care that you need. If you are in need of TMJ appliance therapy, we know you may be in a lot of pain when you arrive. We’ll help ease your pain and give you the best possible care to treat your symptoms!