TMJ Therapy: Relieving Jaw Pain And Discomfort at BKS Dental in Fort Atkinson, WI
Are you tired of waking up with a sore jaw?
Does chewing or speaking sometimes cause discomfort?
Well, you’re not alone!
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), between 11 million and 12 million people experience these issues.
However, the good news is there’s a solution – TMJ therapy!
No more jaw pain or discomfort – just a happier, healthier you!
So, let’s explore TMJ therapy and how it can make a difference in your life.
What is TMJ therapy?
TMJ therapy is a specialized dental treatment that addresses temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues.
The TMJ is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull, allowing you to move your jaw for activities like eating and talking.
Sometimes, problems with the TMJ can cause pain, clicking sounds, and discomfort. That’s where TMJ therapy comes in!
Bite Align is a sector of our dental practice dedicated solely to treating patients suffering from TMJ and facial pain.
Understanding TMJ disorders
Before diving into TMJ therapy’s details, let’s understand some common TMJ disorders. These may include:
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD)
TMD is a term used to describe various conditions that affect TMJ.
It can cause jaw pain, muscle stiffness, and difficulty opening or closing your mouth.
Bruxism – the teeth grinder
Bruxism is a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth often.
It can exert excessive pressure on the TMJ, leading to TMD.
Malocclusion – a bad bite
Malocclusion refers to the misalignment of teeth, which can result in an improper bite.
This misalignment can strain the TMJ and contribute to TMD.
How can TMJ therapy help?
Now that we know what TMJ disorders are let’s explore how TMJ therapy at BKS Dental can help you find relief.
Orthodontics for aligning your smile
If malocclusion is causing your TMJ issues, orthodontic treatments can work wonders.
Braces or Invisalign are excellent options to straighten your teeth and align your bite, reducing the stress on your TMJ.
Invisalign – a clear solution
With Invisalign, you can achieve a beautiful smile while easing the pressure on your TMJ.
Invisalign can alleviate TMJ by correcting misaligned teeth and reducing jaw strain and pressure.
The custom aligners promote proper bite alignment, easing TMJ symptoms and improving overall jaw function.
Custom bite guards
For those who grind their teeth (bruxism), customized bite guards can protect your teeth and reduce stress on the TMJ.
These bite guards act as a barrier between your upper and lower teeth, preventing them from grinding against each other.
Physical therapy and jaw exercises
TMJ therapy may include physical exercises to strengthen the jaw muscles and improve joint function.
These exercises can reduce discomfort and improve jaw mobility.
Lifestyle and habit adjustments
BKS Dental will guide you on lifestyle changes and habits to avoid that can worsen TMJ issues.
Simple adjustments can make a significant difference like
- avoiding hard foods
- avoiding chewing gum
- or practicing stress-reducing techniques
What to expect during TMJ therapy
Starting your TMJ therapy journey at BKS Dental is easy and stress-free.
Here’s what you can expect:
Our experienced dentists will thoroughly examine your teeth, jaw, and oral health. This evaluation will help us understand the underlying cause of your TMJ issues.
Personalized treatment plan
Based on the evaluation, we will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.
- Bite guards
- Or jaw exercises …
we’ll ensure you receive the best care.
We’ll track your progress and make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan.
A brighter smile awaits you!
Say goodbye to jaw pain and discomfort with TMJ therapy at BKS Dental in Fort Atkinson, WI.
Our dedicated team is here to help you achieve a healthier, pain-free smile.
Embrace the joy of eating, speaking, and living without TMJ issues holding you back.
Book your appointment today and take the first step toward a happier, more confident you!
Don’t let TMJ pain hold you back. Schedule your visit today and experience the joy of a pain-free smile!
BKS Dental in Fort Atkinson, WI, proudly serves patients from all neighboring areas.