TMJ Treatment Relieves Your Aching Jaw

Dr. Crowe on TMJ Read Transcript

Your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) connect your jaw to your skull and enable you to speak, eat, and yawn. Because the TMJ is used for such essential functions, it can wreak havoc on your daily life if you develop a TMJ disorder (TMD). Jaw pain, chronic headaches, and earaches are among TMD symptoms. That’s why in our office, Smile Advanced Dental Care in New Braunfels, TX offers TMJ Treatment.

Though the causes of TMDs vary, they’ve been linked to teeth grinding and uneven bite surfaces. We can provide TMJ treatment for these issues in our New Braunfels, TX dentist office to alleviate your TMJ pain.

For a TMJ disorder screening and TMJ treatment, call Smile Advanced Dental Care at 830-476-5112.

We Make Custom Mouthguards and Splints

Dr. David Crowe of Smile Advanced Dental Care will use digital impressions of your teeth and other measurements to create a customized bite splint or mouthguard that you can wear while sleeping. These devices relieve pressure on your jaw and move your teeth into proper alignment. They also prevent you from grinding or clenching your teeth. Many people find they relieve TMJ pain and related conditions like headaches.

Advantages of this approach include:

  • Unlike other TMJ treatment, which can involve orthodontics and surgery, an oral appliance is noninvasive
  • Affordability
  • Nearly instant relief

We Offer Occlusal Equilibration for TMJ Treatment

We can also provide occlusal equilibration, another relatively conservative treatment that provides relief for some TMD sufferers. Dr. David Crowe of Smile Advanced Dental Care will make minor adjustments to the biting surfaces of your teeth so that your bite is even and your jaws close correctly.

Because missing teeth can also affect your bite, Dr. David Crowe may suggest replacing any missing teeth. Your tooth replacement options include:

  • A dental bridge
  • Partial dentures
  • A dental implant, restored with a dental crown, a dental bridge, or dentures

If you think you might have a TMJ disorder and in need of TMJ treatment, call Smile Advanced Dental Care at 830-476-5112. Or use our online form to book an appointment at our New Braunfels, TX dentist office. We’re located at 385 Landa Street, a short drive from Landa Park. Our thorough, comprehensive care has earned us multiple “best dentist” awards in the annual New Braunfels, TX Herald-Zeitung Readers’ Choice survey. He also appeared on a list of Super Dentists in Texas Monthly Magazine.

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