Find relief with TMJ treatment in Clarksburg, WV
If you suffer from frequent headaches or a sore jaw, you may have issues with your TMJ. Drs. Roger Suter and Adam Boustany work with the All Smiles Dental team to offer TMJ treatment for pain and headache relief to patients in the Clarksburg, WV, area.
The health impacts of TMJ disorders
Your temporomandibular joint connects your jaw to your skull, making it possible to chew or speak. Strain on the TMJ can damage the joint and cause inflammation, which makes it difficult to achieve a full range of motion with your mouth. TMJ disorders are often caused by jaw alignment issues, tooth decay, gum disease, missing teeth, and bruxism (grinding or clenching).
Joint pain in your body is relatively common, but that doesn’t mean you should live with it. TMJ disorders can cause headaches and pain throughout your neck and shoulders and have a negative impact on your posture. Many people with TMJ also develop airway disorders that can interrupt their rest, such as snoring or sleep apnea. Left untreated, TMJ disorders can eventually cause difficulty opening and closing your mouth, making speaking or eating difficult.
TMJ Solutions tailored to you
The dentists at All Smiles Dental can evaluate your condition during your exam using digital X-rays and Cone Beam CT scans to evaluate your jaw bone and joint. If they find issues with your TMJ, they can craft an occlusal splint for you to sleep with each night. This oral appliance will promote better oral posture and offer protection for your teeth and jaw. After a few nights wearing it, you can wake up feeling rested without the pain and stiffness in your body.
While the splint will offer relief for your symptoms, it doesn’t address the underlying cause of the issue. Our team will work with you to improve your oral health by treating tooth decay, missing teeth, or designing orthodontics to improve the positioning of your teeth and jaw. To learn more about TMJ treatment, contact our office in Clarksburg, WV, today at (304) 623-9188 to set up your appointment.