The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is the hinge below your ears that controls the movement of your jaw and allows you to open and close your mouth.
When the TMJ malfunctions, you can imagine the problems it can create!
Widespread, painful symptoms, loss of oral function, and even dental problems can all impact your health and your quality of life, but your friends at Kirchner Dental are here to offer effective TMJ treatment so you can feel better fast!
The Painful Problem Of TMJ Disorder
Your TMJ is small, but it’s one of the most important joints in your body. You have to rely on it all day long to open and close your mouth. Your jaw joint needs to work properly to allow you to chew your food, to speak, to yawn, to laugh, and a number of other functions we often take for granted.
Understandably, when something goes wrong with your TMJ, you’ll suddenly realize how much you depend on it!
Here are some of the common signs of TMJ disorder, or TMD:
- Headaches and migraines
- Soreness in the jaw, face, or head
- Teeth grinding
- Clicking sounds in the jaw
- Difficulty chewing
- Earache pain
- Damaged or worn teeth
Fortunately, your Jeffersonville dentist can provide a simple solution!
You Can Treat TMJ While You Sleep!
There are a number of strategies for correcting jaw misalignment, including dental surgery options and even orthodontics.
But in many cases, we can provide relief and healing for TMJ disorders using a non-invasive solution. With precise measurements, we can create a custom oral appliance that fits like a mouthguard and cushions the jaw joint while you sleep.
This appliance prevents the upper and lower teeth from clenching or grinding together, alleviating the stress on your jaw, reducing pain and soreness, and healing the joint naturally over time.
It may sound simple, but that’s the beauty of it! We’ve successfully treated TMJ disorders for countless patients with this method, helping people enjoy their lives free from the unpleasant symptoms of jaw misalignment and teeth grinding.
Schedule An Appointment
As soon as we’re able to resume normal hours of operation and get back to performing all of our dental services to patients, we encourage you to visit us for an appointment.
Dr. Kirchner and our team can determine if you need a custom mouthguard for your TMJ problems and get you back on the road to a happier life free of jaw pain.