"TMJ" stands for "temporomandibular joint" but is often used to refer to a painful disorder of the joint. TMJ (or TMJ Disorder — TMD) is an inflammation of the joint that connects the lower jaw to the rest of the skull. TMJ Disorder causes pain while eating, talking, or even when the jaw is at rest.
Endicott Dental offers several solutions to reduce or eliminate pain and inflammation from TMJ. From medication to oral appliances to surgery, we have ways to help you lead a pain-free life. We can evaluate your case and determine which solution is best for you.
We can recommend a regiment of over-the-counter medications to reduce your pain, including Tylenol, Aleve or Advil.
Sometimes TMJ can be caused by a misaligned bite. We can treat that bite with orthodontic appliances such as braces or clear aligners.
This appliance can be worn to move the lower jaw forward and reduce or eliminate snoring. This can also reduce TMJ pain.
Worn overnight, these custom-made devices move the lower jaw forward or backward to reduce or eliminate jaw pain.
These custom-made devices can be worn temporarily to reset the bite and reduce pain in the joint.
We believe effective and excellent dental service can advance holistic health. By treating inflammation in the mouth, we treat inflammation in the body. Suffering from TMJ pain can cause you to feel bad throughout your body.
We believe you shouldn't have to live in pain, that your health shouldn't be degraded by oral pain. That's why we offer comprehensive solutions to treat your TMJ and improve your oral health, thereby improving your overall health. Let us show you what we can do to improve your overall health and bring a healthy smile to your face!
Oral appliances reposition your jaw to put less pressure on the joint. This reduces the inflammation that causes TMJ pain.
The best method of treatment varies from case to case. It depends on the amount of damage or inflammation in the joint. For some, medication can eliminate the pain. More severe cases may require surgery to repair or replace the joint.
We will perform a thorough examination of your jaw, including X-rays and 3D scans, to determine where there is damage or inflammation and, if so, to what extent.
There are several methods to treat TMJ pain, from over-the-counter medications to corticosteroid injections. Oral appliances can also reduce or eliminate pain by repositioning the jaw.
The amount of time you'll need to wear your appliance will depend on the severity of your TMJ disorder. Often, appliances are worn overnight. In some cases, it may be longer.
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