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TMJ Treatment - Edgefield, SC

Relieve Tooth Grinding, Jaw Pain, and TMJ Disorders

Do You Have a TMJ Disorder?

A properly functioning jaw should never cause you constant pain, discomfort, or soreness. If you find that you frequently wake up with a sore mouth or that you have trouble eating due to jaw pain, you may suffer from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder and require TMJ treatment in Edgefield, SC. Improper alignment of the jaw can lead to muscle soreness, damaged teeth, and even discomfort in the head, neck, and shoulders. Whenever you use your mouth, the jaw joints, muscles, and teeth all must work together properly and when problems occur in one area, they can greatly affect other areas, too. This is why many patients with bruxism (teeth grinding) also suffer from TMJ disorder. They have a misalignment of the joints that connect the jawbone to the skull. This can lead to malocclusion, or a misaligned bite. We can treat your bruxism and ease the sore muscles with one or multiple personalized treatments, including a bite adjustment, oral appliances, and TMJ therapy with orthodontics. Don’t live life in pain anymore. Find harmony in your joints, teeth, and muscles and return the functional and comfortable life you want!

Symptoms of TMJ or Bruxism

Multiple Paths Toward Treatment

In order to restore balance to your bite, we must discover the source of your problem. Through detailed diagnostics, evaluation, and discussion with you, our doctors use their expertise in TMJ disorder to provide TMJ treatment in Edgefield, SC that is effective long-term. We provide the following solutions:

Bite Adjustment

When teeth do not align properly, this can cause undue pressure on the surrounding joints and muscles, as well as cause you to grind and clench your teeth. By realigning the surfaces of certain teeth so they come together harmoniously, we can often resolve these symptoms. With proper occlusion, your facial muscles and joints will not have to overwork themselves in an attempt to find balance.

Oral Appliance

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When bruxism is causing damage to your teeth and when it’s associated with a misalignment with the TM joints, an oral appliance can restore balance and comfort. These acrylic mouthguards prevent the teeth from clenching and grinding together while you sleep, reducing facial muscle strain and pain. They also help the jaw and muscles rest and move back into a healthy and functional position, which restores balance to the joints, muscles, and teeth.

Orthodontics

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When bruxism or TMJ disorder is a result of severely misaligned teeth, orthodontics like Invisalign® can bring them back to proper alignment between the upper and lower teeth. This restores balance back to the jaw joints and muscles. TMJ treatment with orthodontics can effectively resolve bruxism and TMJ disorders, while simultaneously improving dental function, smile esthetics, and overall oral health.

Treat the source of your jaw pain!

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