If you experience severe pain in your jaw, you know how much your symptoms can affect your life. It can make chewing and sleeping uncomfortable, along with several other distressing symptoms. Thankfully, Dr. Grivas has effective TMJ/TMD treatment that relaxes your jaw and relieves the pain in your head and neck. Explore our guide to our advanced TMJ/TMJ treatment.
What Is TMD
TMJ disorder, or TMD, is the impairment and weakening of your TMJ. It can happen due to a misaligned bite, chronic teeth grinding (also known as bruxism), or arthritis in the joint.
The temporomandibular joint, also known as TMJ, is the muscle located below your jaw. It connects your lower jaw to your skull, allowing you to move your jaw up and down and side to side. If this joint becomes weakened or impaired, it can be hard to speak, smile, or eat due to jaw pain.
The symptoms of TMD include:
- Restless night
- Ringing in your ears
- Chronic sinus problems
- Worn down, fractured, or loose teeth
- Tingling hands and fingers
- Dizziness, nausea, or loss of balance
If you suffer from these symptoms, you might be experiencing TMD. Additional common symptoms, like sleep-related disorders, anxiety, or depression, can contribute to excessive nighttime clenching and grinding. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder that causes snoring due to airway obstruction, is strongly associated with TMD.
Find Jaw Relief With TMJ/TMD Treatment
At our Sacramento office, we use state-of-the-art technology to relieve the painful symptoms of TMD. We begin this process by examining and repositioning your jaw with an oral appliance as necessary. This oral device will redistribute your jaw pressure, which helps your jaw relax.
We use revolutionary technology called a TENS unit during the next phase of your TMJ/TMD treatment. This device sends electric pulses into your muscles to loosen and massage them, relieving pain almost immediately. After this process, you’ll be able to open and close your mouth without discomfort.
Dr. A. Scott. Grivas III Can Relieve Your TMJ Pain
Suffering from TMJ makes life hard. Eating, talking, and smiling can all become painful with TMJ disorder. Thankfully, we offer effective solutions that can help you find relief fast.
You can quiet your clicking jaw and ease your pain with a custom oral appliance designed by our team of dental professionals. This can help reposition your jaw and change the areas that withstand the most pressure. Alongside this treatment, we’ll use state-of-the-art dental technology called TENS that can loosen your jaw immediately through gentle pulses of electricity.
Our TMJ solutions alleviate your jaw pain and allow you to live your life comfortably again. Schedule your appointment at our Sacramento office by calling (916) 929-9222 today to learn more about our TMJ/TMD treatment options.