Signs You May Need TMJ Treatment

Do you experience frequent headaches or migraines? Find yourself having difficulty chewing or suffering from facial fatigue? You may suffer from a Temporomandibular Joint Disorder! At Complete Coastal Dentistry, we offer TMJ mouthguards for our patients that suffer from TMJ/TMD. These mouthguards can be worn while sleeping to reduce any dental damage and symptoms associated with Temporomandibular Joint Disorders. Wondering if you have TMJ? Here are some symptoms to look out for:

  • Chronic headaches/migraines
  • Earaches
  • Tinnitus (ear ringing)
  • Hearing difficulty
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Lockjaw
  • Popping jaw
  • Clicking jaw
  • Facial fatigue
  • Toothaches

Leland TMJ Mouthguards

At Complete Coastal Dentistry, we are proud to offer custom-fit mouthguards for our patients that suffer from Temporomandibular Joint Disorders. Our TMJ mouthguards are personalized per patient and are designed to fit comfortably and properly to protect the teeth and jaw. Most of our patients report no sleeping problems while wearing their TMJ oral appliance.

Although stores offer over-the-counter mouthguards, these can often be ill-fitting and uncomfortable for patients, resulting in less protection and often discontinued use.

Left untreated, patients that suffer from TMJ often have dental complications down the road due to damage and wear-and-tear caused by their TMJ/TMD. Certain patients may also experience more severe and debilitating symptoms associated with Temporomandibular Joint Disorders.

Other TMJ Treatments in Leland

Along with our TMJ mouthguards, our Leland dentist may also recommend alternative TMJ treatment in Leland which may include:

  • Relaxation and stretching techniques for the jaw.
  • Ice packs/cold compresses to reduce inflammation and discomfort.
  • Dietary restrictions (foods which require less chewing).
  • Certain anti-inflammatory medications.
  • Injections.

Schedule Your Leland TMJ Treatment

At Complete Coastal Dentistry we are always happy to see new patients. If you believe you suffer from TMJ, please schedule your appointment with our dentist in Leland today.