The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a hinge connecting your jawbone to your lower skull.
The TMJ is important because it lets you open and close your mouth so you can chew, yawn, and talk, but many patients report TMJ pain from nighttime teeth grinding, injury to the jaw, and other circumstances.
Call our dentists in Novi, MI, today to learn if you can find relief through TMJ treatment.
While we offer custom mouth guards, we can also refer serious cases to the appropriate specialists.
What are the Signs of a TMJ Disorder?
Call our dentists if you recognize any of the following TMJ symptoms:
- Sore jaw (especially when you first wake up)
- TMJ pain
- Difficulty or pain while chewing
- Clicking sound while opening and closing mouth
- Locked jaw joint
The longer you ignore TMJ pain, the more likely you could risk damaging your oral health. If you suspect you have a TMJ disorder, call our office as soon as possible to set up your appointment. That way, we’ll be able to give you the TMJ treatment you need.
What is the Best Treatment for TMJ?
Each patient is different, which is why it’s important you request an appointment with one of our dentists. For example, a custom night guard can help you stop grinding your teeth while you sleep. Other cases may be more difficult to treat, especially if your TMJ disorder started after a jaw injury.
During your first appointment, our TMJ dentists will need to examine your teeth and other oral structures. We will also take x-rays to see if there are any issues that would cause TMJ pain. Gathering this information will help us recommend the best TMJ treatment plan for you.