If you're looking for a "TMJ specialist" then you've come to the right place. TMJ disorders, which affect the temporomandibular joint located at the base of the skull, can cause a variety of ailments related to the jaw. Symptoms can include jaw pain, earaches, headaches, and facial pain. At our clinic, we have experienced TMJ specialists who can diagnose and treat these disorders effectively.
It's important to note that the temporomandibular joint is now more commonly referred to as "TMD" or "TMJD" to differentiate it from TMJ disorders. Our specialists use the latest technology and techniques to accurately diagnose and treat TMD, helping you to alleviate your symptoms and improve your overall quality of life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a pain-free jaw.
If you have been diagnosed with TMJ disorder, your dentist may recommend splint therapy as a treatment option. A splint is an oral appliance that can come in the form of a mouth guard or bite plate. It can be made of hard or soft materials and can cover some or all of the teeth. The splint is custom-made from an imprint of your teeth and manufactured in a dental lab from strong acrylic resin. Your dentist will adjust and reposition the splint when it is created. You may be required to wear the splint during the day, at night, or both, depending on your specific needs. Follow-up sessions with your dentist may be necessary to assess how the symptoms are improving and to have the splint modified as needed. Your dentist will also provide instructions on how to properly care for the splint to ensure its longevity and effectiveness.
Splint therapy is a common treatment for TMJ disorders. A splint is an oral appliance, such as a mouth guard or bite plate, recommended by a dentist. These appliances come in hard and soft varieties and can cover some or all of the teeth. The splint is made by taking an impression of your teeth and having it manufactured in a dental lab using strong acrylic resin. Your dentist will adjust and reposition the splint as necessary and you will be required to wear it as directed (during the day, at night, or both). Follow-up sessions will be necessary to monitor symptoms and modify the splint as needed. Proper care for the splint will be recommended by your dentist.
Splints can help reduce teeth grinding, clenching, and other jaw reflexes that cause TMJ pain and discomfort by allowing the jaw muscles and ligaments to relax while being worn. Underbites or overbites may also contribute to TMJ disease by putting additional pressure on the jaw. However, wearing a splint can help angle the bite into a more ideal position, which can reduce jaw stress.
Types of Splint
Repositioning splints are made to fix biting occlusion. Using, these splints are worn 24 hours a day.
Stabilisation Splints: Wearing stabilisation splints will stop you from clenching and grinding your teeth. These splints normally only need to be worn at night and cover all of the teeth
Splints are effective in reducing TMJ pain and discomfort by relaxing jaw muscles and ligaments. They also assist in repositioning the bite into a more ideal position, which can help reduce jaw stress caused by an underbite or overbite. The use of splints is a highly effective treatment option for those suffering from TMJ pain and discomfort caused by teeth grinding, clenching, and other jaw reflexes. Splints work by allowing the jaw muscles and ligaments to loosen up while being worn, which can significantly reduce TMJ pain and discomfort. In addition to bruxism, an underbite or overbite can also contribute to TMJ disease, as they put additional pressure on the jaw. Fortunately, wearing a splint can assist in repositioning the bite into a more ideal position, which can help reduce jaw stress and alleviate TMJ symptoms. If you are experiencing TMJ pain and discomfort, consider consulting with a dental professional about using splints as a treatment option. With proper use and care, splints can effectively reduce TMJ pain and improve overall oral health.
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