At Capstone Dentistry, we understand how debilitating jaw pain and discomfort can be in daily life. TMJ/TMD disorders, while common, are often misdiagnosed or overlooked, leading many to suffer in silence. Dr. Bob and Dr. Arti have made it their mission to provide comprehensive and effective treatments for those experiencing painful and disruptive jaw conditions.
Understanding TMJ and TMD Symptoms
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) acts as a hinge, connecting your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are in front of each ear. This joint allows you to move your jaw up and down, and side to side, so you can talk, chew, and yawn. Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) occur as a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint, and surrounding facial muscles. Recognizing the symptoms is the first step towards getting the right treatment. Some common TMD symptoms include:
- Pain or tenderness in your face, jaw joint area, neck, and shoulders
- Trouble opening your mouth wide
- Jaws that get “stuck” or “lock” in the open- or closed-mouth position
- Clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the jaw joint when you open or close your mouth
- A tired feeling in your face
- Swelling on the side of your face
TMJ Treatment in Shawnee
At Capstone Dentistry, Dr. Bob and Dr. Arti are well-equipped and experienced to offer solutions for those suffering from TMD. One of the most effective treatments we provide is custom oral appliance therapy. This involves creating a custom-fit mouthpiece that helps alleviate the strain on the TMJ during nighttime sleep. By holding the jaw in a position that allows the muscles to relax and recover, this treatment can significantly reduce pain and other symptoms associated with teeth clenching and grinding.
While oral appliance therapy is often a preferred solution due to its non-invasive nature, each case of TMD is unique. During your visit, our team will evaluate the extent of your condition, discuss your symptoms, and develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Jaw Pain Relief: Regaining Comfort in Your Daily Life
Jaw pain can disrupt your daily activities and reduce your quality of life. Whether it’s difficulty chewing, speaking, or simply resting, TMD can be a persistent source of discomfort. At Capstone Dentistry, our goal is to not only treat the underlying cause of your TMD but to provide you with lasting relief from jaw pain. By addressing the root issues, rather than just the symptoms, we aim to give our patients a pain-free and fully functional jaw.
Your comfort and well-being are our top priorities. Our state-of-the-art facility, coupled with the use of advanced dental technology, ensures that our patients receive the best care possible. If you or a loved one are experiencing signs of TMD, don’t hesitate to reach out. Let Capstone Dentistry be your partner in achieving oral health and comfort.