Protect Your Teeth & Relieve Discomfort With TMJ Treatment In Montgomery

If you’re sick and tired of putting up with an aching jaw and tenderness, we have the answers you’ve been looking for. With Montgomery TMJ treatment, our team can help you:

  • Eat, talk, and laugh with ease again
  • Relieve tension in your neck and shoulders
  • Eliminate popping when opening and closing your mouth

With quick and easy solutions, we’ll ensure you enjoy a healthy, pain-free smile again. Call 334-600-1423 to contact our office and schedule your appointment today!

Get Fast & Easy Solutions For TMJ Pain & Teeth Grinding

Stress in your jaw and facial muscles is a major reason that can cause both teeth grinding (bruxism) and TMJ dysfunction. To relieve your discomfort, we provide the following treatments:

  • A customized nightguard, also known as a splint, which relieves stress on your jaw and prevents you from grinding your teeth at night (known as bruxism) and wearing down the enamel
  • Facial rejuvenation treatment, which relaxes your facial and jaw muscles to relieve unnecessary stress and prevent pain

TMJ is a term used to refer to your temporomandibular joints, which are your jaw joints. If unnecessary pressure is being put on these joints, it can lead to temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMD. This condition is not your fault. It could be caused by arthritis or brought on by a past injury.

TMD must be dealt with as soon as possible, particularly to prevent daily headaches as well as bruxism while you’re asleep. Left untreated, teeth grinding can lead to expensive dental treatments to repair the damage it can cause.

You may be dealing with either of these issues if you’re experiencing:

  • Clicking or popping in your jaw while talking, yawning, or eating
  • Discomfort in your jaw, face, neck, and shoulders
  • Headaches, especially upon waking up
  • Tooth sensitivity

Call 334-600-1423 to make your appointment at our relaxed office today. We can also be reached through our online form, where you can request a visit for TMJ help or an appointment for your next regular checkup. Our Montgomery TMJ treatment will quickly provide you pain relief and prevent it from disrupting your life in the future.

Common Questions About TMJ Treatment / Teeth Grinding

Can TMJ go away without treatment?

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the hinge below each ear that controls the movement of your jaw. A comfortable, properly functioning jaw joint is crucial to your health and quality of life because you rely on it all day long to eat, speak, yawn, and laugh. It’s possible for your TMJ to heal on its own, but rare. Often, treatment is required to realign and heal a malfunctioning TMJ.

What is the best TMJ treatment?

Custom oral appliances from your dentist work well for many people. Worn while you sleep, an oral device fits like a mouthguard to prevent your upper and lower teeth from grinding and clenching throughout the night. This alleviates your pain and allows the jaw joint to heal naturally. We also use Botox® to treat TMJ pain. It will help keep your facial muscles from contracting and causing stress on your TMJs.

Is my TMJ treatment covered by insurance?

Treatment for TMJ disorders is not mandated under the Affordable Care Act, but several states require medical or dental insurance providers to cover some of the costs. The best way to find out if your plan includes TMJ treatment is to contact your provider directly, or talk to someone from our team who can obtain that information on your behalf.

What are the signs of a TMJ disorder?

Signs of a TMJ disorder may include jaw pain, clicking or popping sounds when chewing, difficulty opening the mouth completely, facial pain, headaches, and ear pain or ringing. Some people may also experience neck and shoulder pain or toothaches unrelated to dental problems. Also, your jaw may feel locked or stuck. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to visit our practice for help.