TMJ and TMD Treatment in Arlington & Grand Prairie, TX
Do you have a migraine that won’t quit? Is your migraine limiting your activity or making it difficult for you to enjoy the activities you’re involved in? Do you wake up with pain in your jaw, mouth or teeth? When you wake up, is it hard to open or close your mouth? Do you grind your teeth, or does your sleep partner tell you that you grind your teeth in your sleep? Do you find your teeth feeling sensitive or that your teeth are getting worn down? Do you wish you could find a headache treatment that will work, once and for all?
If this is the case, you may have issues with your TMJ, and the caring dental staff at David Slater Dentistry in Arlington, TX, can help.
Though people who struggle with these issues often refer to it as “TMJ,” that is actually not correct. TMJ is an abbreviation for temporomandibular joint. If you have trouble with your TMJ, this is called TMD, or temporomandibular disorder.
TMD and problems with your TMJ can be anywhere from a slight nuisance to very serious. Besides causing a migraine, you can suffer from a variety of ailments that can be annoying, painful or cause more detrimental health problems.
Though you can have a spectrum of symptoms that require TMJ or TMD treatment, two of the most common are:
- Teeth grinding — This wears down your teeth, which can lead to needing extensive dental treatments and problems eating.
- Jaw clenching — With TMJ problems, you often can subconsciously clench your jaw over and over and over. This causes your jaw to become sore. In its more advanced stages, your jaw can “lock” open or closed.
We offer a headache treatment for problems with your TMJ and other ailments. This nightguard is custom-made for your mouth and teeth. This mouthguard serves as a headache treatment, but much more as well. It also helps relieve pain from teeth grinding and jaw clenching by separating the teeth from touching while you sleep. Some people who have advanced TMJ problems even wear the nightguard during the day as a headache treatment for a migraine.
If you are looking for a headache treatment for a migraine or suffer from other TMJ problems, call us today! We can partner with you to find a solution that will work for you.
Our Arlington dental clinic is accepting patients from the areas of Grand Prairie and Irving, Texas.