Temporomandibular Disease, commonly referred to as TMJ disorder, occurs when undue stress negatively affects the two TM joints, the joints that connect the lower jaw to the skull. This can lead to chronic pain, frequent headaches or earaches, and clicking or locking of the jaw.
Potential causes of TMJ:
- Clenching or grinding teeth while sleeping
- Excessive muscle tension
- Misaligned teeth
Treatment Options for TMJ Disease
At Stillwater Dental, we want to help our neighbors feel comfortable with their smiles. If you find yourself struggling with symptoms of TMJ, we can help with several non-invasive treatments. These treatments range from daily exercises to night guards. In extreme cases, a muscle relaxant may be prescribed in order to help patients relax the jaw muscles until other healthy habits are established.
Are you struggling with TMJ Disorder? Contact us to schedule an appointment with Stillwater Dental.