TMJ Therapy – Chardon, OH
Get Your Jaw the Relief It Needs
When you put your fingers directly in front of your earlobes and start to open your jaw, you will feel your TMJ. This refers to the joint that’s not only connecting your jaw to your skull, but responsible for the many complex movements your jaw makes every day. However, it’s possible for the TMJ to experience chronic discomfort, typically as a result of strain or physical injury. This can cause TMJ disorder, also known as TMD. Keep in mind that pain in this joint can also lead to uncomfortable symptoms in other areas of the body, such as the head, neck, shoulders, and even upper back. The good news is Hilltop Family Dental is prepared to get you the relief you need with TMJ therapy in Chardon, OH!
Why Choose Hilltop Family Dental for TMJ Therapy?
- Diagnosis & Treatment Provided In-House
- Botox Available for Chronic Discomfort
- Customized Nightguards Available
Diagnosis & Treatment
There are many ways TMD can develop, but it usually occurs as a result of stress, physical injury, misalignment of the bite, or arthritis. The TMJ is a particularly sensitive joint, so too much stress on it can lead to chronic discomfort as well as tension in the surrounding muscles. As if a stiff and painful jaw wasn’t enough, it can easily spread to other parts of the body over time. You may also notice more frequent headaches or migraines! To determine the cause of your symptoms, we’ll use a variety of exams at our dental office, then figure out the best way to relieve and prevent your discomfort.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Bruxism can be tricky to catch because many patients tend to have it without realizing they do. If you have bruxism, you tend to clench and grind your teeth while you sleep, leading to severe wear and tear to enamel. This can make teeth look flat as well as increase the risk for tooth sensitivity. In severe cases, the teeth can actually crack or fracture! With a small, custom-made oral appliance, you can provide your teeth the cushion they need and prevent damage to your enamel in the long-term.