Living with pain that occurs whenever you bite, chew, or speak can can be difficult. It can also be a sign that your jaw is out of alignment, something that can lead to chronic discomfort, more frequent headaches, and issues with teeth grinding. At our Leawood, KS dentist’s office, we can help patients who start to struggle with TMJ disorder. Through the use of a custom oral appliance, we can ease the tension on your jaw joints and muscles and address your discomfort. We can also provide any necessary work to address dental damage caused by related teeth grinding difficulties.

Is Your Issue With Jaw Stiffness And Pain Due To TMJ Disorder?

TMJ disorder can occur due to a number of reasons. Problems with your bite movement, injuries, and arthritis in your jaw joints can lead to chronic pain and difficult movement. If an issue with TMJ disorder is not managed, a person can experience more discomfort, and they can start to experience issues with nightly teeth grinding, recurring headaches, and discomfort in areas like their face and neck. Fortunately, your dentist can help you by addressing poor joint alignment and improving your bite movement.

Using An Oral Appliance To Ease Tension And Improve Alignment

A custom oral appliance will help you maintain better joint movement and ease tension by changing the position of your jaw. When you sleep, you will keep the appliance in to subtly change the way your jaw rests. Reducing stress and improving joint movement can lead to more comfort throughout the day, and it can help you apply and release bite pressure in a way that causes less discomfort. Better bite movement can lead to more than just reduced tension. By more evenly applying and releasing pressure, you can avoid becoming overly reliant on certain teeth that can wear down prematurely.

We Can Also Address Problems Caused By Frequent Teeth Grinding

Frequent teeth grinding can lead to problems with enamel damage that can turn into serious oral health concerns. For patients who have chipped or cracked their teeth because of nightly teeth grinding, we can provide restorative dental work. A custom dental crown can protect a tooth so that you can smile with confidence, and so that you can still bite and chew comfortably. For superficial wear and tear, we can discuss cosmetic dental work to restore your appearance.

Discuss Your Issues With TMJ Disorder At Dreem Dentistry

At Dreem Dentistry, we are prepared to help our patients put problems with chronic pain and stiffness behind them by addressing problems with their joint alignment. Alleviating this tension can also help address ongoing difficulties with teeth grinding. Our practice provides help with a variety of oral health questions and concerns. To find out more, please contact our dentist’s office in Leawood, KS at 913-681-5500.