If you have experienced an aching or swollen jaw, popping when you chew, or unexplained headaches, you may dealing with TMJ pain. Highland Advanced Dental Care has relief for your discomfort with TMJ treatment in Highland, MI. Dr. James LoCascio can treat your TMJ symptoms so that you can:
- Be free from jaw pain and annoying popping
- Get a better night’s sleep
- Bite and chew easier
- Stop bruxism (teeth grinding) to prevent dental damage
For TMJ relief using a simple oral appliance, call our staff today at 248-329-3552. Help is on the way!
Get TMJ Relief With a Custom-Fit Mouthguard
The joint that connects your jaw to your skull on either side of your head is called the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. If you talk, chew, or just open your mouth, you use your TMJ. When this joint develops a problem, it’s called a temporomandibular disorder, or TMD. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you might have TMD:
- Jaw pain
- Stiffness in your jaw
- Popping or clicking noises when you open your mouth
- Neck pain
- Upper shoulder and back pain
- Swelling around your jaw
- Frequent headaches or migraines
A custom mouthguard is one treatment that often helps with both TMJ pain and bruxism. It is worn over your teeth at night while you sleep and puts gentle pressure on your jaw to move it slightly forward. This movement takes pressure off your TMJ, giving you relief from pain and helping prevent damage to your teeth at the same time.
Dr. LoCascio can also advise you about other methods to help with your TMJ discomfort. Our patients have benefited from:
- Avoiding certain hard foods
- Practicing muscle relaxation
- Using over-the-counter anti-inflammatories
We’ll be happy to provide you more information on these techniques when you come in for your TMJ consultation, regular checkup, or one of our other general dentistry services.