If you experience popping and clicking in your jaws, you may suffer from TMJ, or “Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction.” It is a condition that affects your jaw joints, making them feel sore and uncomfortable. You no longer need to deal with such pain and discomfort! At Arrowhead Foothills Dentistry, we can help treat your TMJ symptoms with our excellent TMJ therapy services.
You may have TMJ if you suffer from any of the following symptoms:
- Worn down teeth
- Clicking or popping in your jaw
- Frequent headaches
- Neck and shoulder tension
Several causes could lead to TMJ, but one of the most prominent is bruxism. Bruxism is also known as grinding or clenching your teeth at night. When you grind your teeth, it puts extra stress on your jaw joints. It can also cause wear and tear on your teeth, making them weaker and more sensitive.
If you suspect you have any of these symptoms, visit our office for a TMJ therapy consultation. Your dentist will examine your teeth for any signs of bruxism. Then, using Tekscan equipment, your dentist will determine your bite and how it affects your TMJ.
Finally, your dentist can provide you with an NTI-tss splint. This device acts like a mouthguard, keeping your mouth properly positioned as you sleep. This prevents wear and tear on your teeth and helps realign your jaw. Your NTI-tss splint will be specially customized to the specifications and measurements of your mouth. This will ensure that you have a comfortable and snug fit while you sleep.
At Arrowhead Foothills Dentistry, we will do our best to help alleviate your TMJ symptoms. If you have any questions or concerns about TMJ therapy and treatment, feel free to give our office a call. We would be happy to address them! Contact us today to schedule your appointment!