There are many different types of treatment options for temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD), depending on the severity of your own situation. At Dr. Day’s office, we know that the symptoms of TMJD can range from merely annoying to physically debilitating. Regardless of how severe your condition is, Dr. Day is receiving special training at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies to identify the right treatment to correct your condition as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Many patients do not know that headaches, migraines, ringing in the ears, and tingling in the fingers can be a sign of a bad bite. What if a dental orthotic was all it took to relieve your pain? If you suffer from jaw pain, facial pain, or any of the symptoms listed above, give us a call so that we can help you feel better quickly!
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Dental Orthotics and TMJ
One effective way to treat TMJ is through the use of dental orthotics, also called mouthguards or splints. An orthotic device is a custom-made dental appliance to help achieve the proper bite alignment after you have been diagnosed with TMJD. These comfortable and unobtrusive dental orthotic appliances are worn by the patient according to the neuromuscular dentist’s specifications. There are different goals of dental orthotics, including:
- To protect the teeth from nighttime tooth grinding
- To alleviate headaches, migraines and muscle tension
- To decrease hissing, buzzing, and ringing in the ears
- To help reduce tingling and numbness in the hands and fingers
- To help reposition the jaw joint to its proper location
- To allow the jaw and face muscles to fully relax
- To realign the patient’s bite to its optimal position