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TMJ Treatment - Kershaw, SC

Freedom to Live Pain-Free with TMJ Treatment

Connecting Bruxism and TMJ Disorder

Do you wake with sore facial muscles or notice that your teeth look worn or flat? You most likely grind and clench your teeth without realizing it. Many of our patients who have bruxism also experience other symptoms related to the misalignment of their teeth or their temporomandibular joint (TMJ). In fact, teeth grinding and clenching is one of the biggest signs of TMJ disorder, a condition where the joints that connect your jaws to your skull are misaligned or out of balance. If your teeth, jaw joints, and muscles aren’t working in harmony, you’ll experience symptoms like bruxism, jaw pain, or chronic headaches that can debilitate your life. We’ll help you resolve your symptoms and minimize painful joints and sore muscles with targeted treatments, including bite adjustments, oral appliances, and TMJ treatment with orthodontics. If you’re struggling with any of the following symptoms and need TMJ treatment in Kershaw, SC, contact our dentists today.

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Custom TMJ Treatments

Your symptoms and problems are unique to you so we’re careful to provide services that meet your needs. Through comprehensive diagnostics, evaluation, and consultation, our dentists incorporate their years of experience in TMJ treatment in Kershaw, SC to provide you with long-term relief. We offer the following treatments:

Bite Adjustment
If your teeth are crooked or misaligned, they won’t be able to find harmony, thus putting excessive stress on your jaw joints and facial muscles. We’ll adjust the surfaces of problem teeth so your teeth will fit together comfortably when you bite. With proper occlusion, jaw joints and facial muscles won’t have to strain to find balance as it will be established already.
Oral Appliance
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If you suffer from bruxism associated with a misalignment of the TM joints, you can benefit from wearing an oral appliance. These acrylic night guards keep the upper and lower teeth from touching, giving your joints and facial muscles time to relax. The appliance also puts the jaw into a more proper position to restore the balance between the muscles, joints, and teeth.

Orthodontics
invisalign tray Sometimes symptoms like bruxism and TMJ pain are a result of crooked or misaligned teeth. Straightening your teeth with orthodontics like Invisalign® ultimately restores harmony and balance between your teeth, muscles, and joints. TMJ treatment with orthodontics has proven to be highly successful at relieving associated symptoms like jaw pain, muscle soreness, and bruxism.

Be free from jaw pain.

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