The temporomandibular joints (TMJs) connect the jaw to the skull and allow us to chew and speak. TMJ disorder occurs when these joints become inflamed, which can result in a range of symptoms, including jaw and neck pain and difficulty chewing.
If you suffer from TMJ disorder, we can perform an accurate diagnosis at our practice and – in many cases – treat the condition with a specially designed mouthguard. Typically worn at night, the mouth guard gradually moves your jaw back into proper alignment to reduce tension on your joints.
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Oral Appliances to Treat TMJ and Protect Against Injury
We offer athletic mouthguards if you play contact sports and want to protect your teeth from trauma. Dentist-provided sports mouth guards can reduce the severity of sports-related dental injuries.
Mild cases of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can be corrected with appliances such as an oral splint, fitted at our practice. This appliance is custom-made to hold the jaw in the proper position and stop the habit of clenching and grinding teeth.