TMJ Treatment / Teeth Grinding Stop Your Teeth From Causing Pain!
  • Protect your smile from teeth grinding
  • Relieve jaw tension by healing your joints
  • Minimize headaches & other TMJ symptoms

Feel Better With Noninvasive TMJ Treatment in Jeffersonville, IN

You wake up with headaches more often than you would like. Your jaw hurts. Your face feels sore, and your neck and upper back hurt sometimes, too. Eating can be painful as well. It sounds like you could benefit from Jeffersonville, IN TMJ treatment, especially if your problem is caused by nighttime teeth grinding.

You don’t need to suffer. With our help you can:

  • End the morning headaches
  • Eat without feeling sore
  • Reduce the wear and tear on your teeth

Our team at Kirchner Dental can provide relief. Call 812-913-6093 today to make an appointment with one of our dentists today.

Stop Grinding Away Your Smile

TMJ problems affect more than 10 million Americans. The good news is that it is treatable. One option is a custom-designed night guard, which can prevent grinding and keep your jaw in a more relaxed position. For some patients, orthodontic care such as Invisalign® may help as well.

Teeth grinding puts a strain on your mouth. It:

  • Wears down your enamel, which can increase your risk of cavities and infected teeth
  • Puts pressure on your gums and increases your risk of periodontal disease
  • Often causes facial soreness and tenderness around your jaws

Many people are not even aware that they are clenching or grinding their teeth because they do it in their sleep. Teeth grinding can be the result of stress, anxiety, or an alignment issue with your teeth. It can be a symptom of untreated sleep apnea as well.

Regardless of the reason, grinding is a common cause of TMJ disorders. This behavior puts pressure on your teeth, your temporomandibular joints (or TMJ), and the muscles around those joints. Arthritis, infections, and injuries can add to your risk of a TMJ disorder as well. A custom appliance can provide the relief you’ve been looking for!

Experiencing symptoms like jaw pain or stiffness, headaches, or facial swelling? Visit Kirchner Dental to see if you’d benefit from Jeffersonville, IN TMJ treatment. Schedule an appointment online or call 812-913-6093 today.

Common Questions About TMJ Treatment / Teeth Grinding

How long does TMJ treatment take?

We understand you want to end the pain caused by a TMJ disorder as soon as you can. The truth is that treatment can take weeks or months depending on the severity of your situation and what needs to be done. For most patients, an oral appliance is the perfect solution in and of itself. For others, orthodontics may be needed to realign teeth to eliminate bite issues and reduce teeth grinding.

Will insurance pay for my TMJ treatment?

Your insurance may pay for part of your TMJ treatment. We can help determine what your plan will and won’t cover and what your portion of the cost may be. Keep in mind that we offer financing options to help pay for your treatment. We work with CareCredit, which has low-interest payment plans.

Is TMJ causing my headaches?

It’s possible, yes. Inflammation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can lead to pain in the surrounding muscles of the head and neck, which can be misinterpreted as migraines. By wearing a mouthguard, you can alleviate the pain caused by TMJ inflammation and potentially experience relief from headaches.

What are the signs of a TMJ disorder?

Signs of a TMJ disorder may include jaw pain, clicking or popping sounds when chewing, difficulty opening the mouth completely, facial pain, headaches, and ear pain or ringing. Some people may also experience neck and shoulder pain or toothaches unrelated to dental problems. Also, your jaw may feel locked or stuck. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to visit our practice for help.

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