TMJ/TMD Therapy – Glastonbury, CT
Therapy That Treats the Root of the Problem
When a patient comes to us complaining of chronic headaches or jaw pain, we know that the problem may likely lie in the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. TMJ dysfunction can cause a range of pains, in the head, face, shoulders, and neck, because the system of bones is so intimately interconnected. A little misalignment in the TMJ can lead to big problems, which is why we offer TMJ therapy at Glastonbury Dental Associates to help alleviate discomfort and make life more enjoyable.
Why Choose Glastonbury Dental Associates for TMJ/TMD Therapy?
- Comprehensive and Detailed Diagnostics
- Occlusal Splint Treatment Available
- Honest and Experienced Dentists
Diagnosis & Treatment
Our dentists are highly trained on how to diagnose and treat most TMJ issues. For many patients, relief can come through non-surgical TMJ therapy and can include the creation of intraoral appliances designed to prevent nighttime grinding and clenching. They also keep the jaw in just the right position to alleviate strain and fatigue. Occasionally, patients who've been suffering from chronic headaches but haven't found a solution can find relief through TMJ therapy. Symptoms that might point to a TMJ problem include chronic pain in the head, cheek, and jaw clicking or popping of the jaw joint when opening your mouth, and restricted opening of the mouth.
Oral devices like occlusal splints are fully customized to fit your mouth, ensuring that they are as comfortable as they are functional. If the jaw muscles are holding the joints out of position when you bite down, the occlusal splint works to make jaw more even as you bite down, therefore avoiding added pressure on the joints. Our dentists will make sure to explain exactly how the device works and what should be happening as you begin wearing it on a regular basis.