Living With TMJ Pain And Stiffness

A chronic issue with pain or sensitivity when you try to bite, chew, and speak can lead to growing concerns about your dental health. Of course, dental pain is not always something that you can trace to a specific tooth. If general discomfort affects your jaw, and often leads to issues with your face, head, and/or neck, an issue with uneven bite movement may need attention. At our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office, we can help those who are struggling with TMJ disorder. This problem occurs when an issue with your bite movement or joint alignment creates difficulties that affect your daily life. Through treatment, we can resolve difficulties with pain and stiffness that negatively affect you!

How TMJ Pain Impacts A Person’s Quality Of Life

Problems with TMJ pain and stiffness can make it difficult for you to speak, eat, or perform any other basic jaw movements. There are several problems that can lead to trouble with joint alignment or unresolved stress. Treatment often calls for oral appliance therapy, which can ease tension on your joints and muscles by changing the position of your jaw. We also have the technology to closely evaluate your movements and look for issues to correct. Those who are not able to maintain a comfortable bite because they have problems with individual teeth may need treatment to improve their function and resolve their problems.

Using Oral Appliance Therapy To Ease Discomfort

Through oral appliance therapy, we can help you change the way you hold your jaw in order to reduce tension on the joints and muscles. A custom guard, supplied by your dentist, will remain in place throughout the night to correct issues responsible for stress and persistent discomfort. We also provide guards for those who have issues with teeth grinding. This problem, known as bruxism, can make it difficult for you to avoid problems with pain and sensitivity. It can also create trouble for your smile as you can do damage to your enamel.

Improving Your Bite Function Through Dental Treatment

You may have a hard time maintaining a natural bite movement because of a tooth pain or injury. Treating the issue by restoring that tooth with a custom dental crown can lead to beneficial changes that lead to better jaw movement and a successful TMJ treatment.

Schedule An Appointment At Absolute Dental Care To Discuss TMJ Pain And Stiffness

Through treatment for TMJ disorder, we can take on the problems you currently have with persistent pain, stiffness, and sensitivity in your face, jaw, and head! Our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office is prepared to address this problem as well as conditions that contribute to it. To find out more about how we can help you, reach out to Absolute Dental Care at (757) 428-7440.