How is TMJ Treated?
- Posted on: Jun 24 2013
TMJ can be an uncomfortable and painful condition to live with day to day. Fortunately, the dentists at Galleria Dental Aesthetics are experienced in the treatment of TMJ disorders. The only way to know if there is an effective treatment for your pain is to visit our dentists for an examination. Once we establish the cause of the disorder, then we can determine your TMJ treatment options, which may include:
Dental orthotic: A dental orthotic is similar to a mouth guard. It is a customized splint you wear in your mouth. Depending on your needs, an orthotic device can prevent teeth grinding or it can hold your jaw in a position that does not cause TMJ strain.
Dental restorations: If a misaligned bite is causing your TMJ pain, our dentists may restore your bite to relieve TMJ strain and misalignment. Dental crowns, fillings, dental implants and other restorations may be used to restore a proper bite.
Other options: In certain cases, our dentists may recommend additional or alternative means of treatment, such as medications, heat and ice therapy, or certain stress management techniques.
To learn more about your options for treatment of TMJ in Northern Virginia, please contact Galleria Dental Aesthetics to schedule a consultation.
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