Have you been diagnosed with temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJ or TMD? You are not alone. This disorder which can cause jaw pain and headaches affects nearly one in three Americans, with the disorder being especially common in women. Although this disorder is derived from stress on the jaw joint from teeth grinding and clenching of the jaw, it can also cause pain and discomfort in the neck and other areas.
TMJ/TMD treatment is available with general dentistry at Sugar Creek Family Dental. Although some people find relief using over-the-counter medications or using certain exercises, many others need further treatment to stop the reoccurring pain associated with TMD. Dr. Capati can provide a thorough examination and discuss treatment options for reducing the stress on your jaw joint to reduce the pain and dental issues that can result from this disorder.
Jaw Pain Relief
Even if you have not been diagnosed with TMD, you may already have the symptoms and may be experiencing the effects of this disorder. Do you find yourself clenching your jaw or has someone told you that you grind your teeth at night? The pain you feel in your jaw or teeth may be caused by these behaviors. This pressure on the jaw joint can cause inflammation and extensive wear on your teeth. Dr. Capati can offer relief for your jaw pain and protect your teeth from further damage. Oral appliances such as a night mouth guard that are customized for your use are among the treatment options we offer at Sugar Creek Family Dental.
Stop the pain of TMJ/TMD and protect your beautiful smile. Contact us today to schedule your examination with Dr. Capati to determine the best treatment for your symptoms. We offer convenient scheduling options and accept most dental insurance plans.