Stop Teeth Grinding With TMJ Treatment in Highland, MI

If you have experienced an aching or swollen jaw, popping when you chew, or unexplained headaches, you may be dealing with TMJ pain. Highland Advanced Dental Care has relief for your discomfort with TMJ treatment in Highland, MI. Dr. James LoCascio can ease your TMJ symptoms so that you can:

  • Be free from jaw pain and annoying popping
  • Get a better night’s sleep
  • Eat easier, without pain and your jaw locking
  • Stop bruxism (teeth grinding) to prevent dental damage

Help is on the way! For TMJ relief using a simple oral appliance or other effective methods, call our staff today at 248-329-3552.

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 stops working properly and develops chronic problems, it’s called a temporomandibular disorder, or TMD.

A custom mouthguard is one treatment that often helps relieve both TMJ pain and bruxism. When you wear this over your teeth at night while you sleep, it puts gentle pressure on your jaw to move it slightly forward. This movement takes tension off your TMJ, relieving your 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 or at your regular checkup.

Avoid Chronic Pain by Getting Help for Signs of TMD

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you might have TMD:

  • Earaches
  • 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

Call our office today at 248-329-3552 for comfortable, effective TMJ treatment in Highland. You can also request an appointment online.