Relieve Jaw Pain with TMJ/Bruxism Therapy
Do you often grind or clench your teeth? Does your bite feel crooked at times? Are you constantly stressed or nervous over difficult situations, even at night before you go to sleep? While all of these problems are annoying enough on their own, they can actually also contribute to a much more serious and painful dental condition that affects thousands of people daily: TMJ disorder. At Zahner Dental in Ellington, CT, our staff has seen firsthand just how destructive TMJ disorder can be, often resulting in crippling discomfort, broken, worn down teeth, and conditions like insomnia, depression, and eating disorders. That’s why Drs. Warren, Shawn, and Jonathan Zahner offer precise therapy to help combat the symptoms quickly and effectively. We’ll be sure to give you something to smile about with our attentive care!
TMJ is short for temporomandibular joints, which anchor your jaw to your skull. While they may be little, they’re crucial to maintaining the function of your mouth, not to mention the intricate system of nerves and muscles surrounding them. They also have to stay perfectly aligned to work correctly. When even a slight misplacement occurs, uncomfortable and even debilitating symptoms follow. This is commonly referred to as TMJ disorder (also known as TMD).
TMJ Symptoms Include:
- An inability to fully open and/or close your mouth
- Experiencing discomfort in the jaw when chewing
- Constant migraines or headaches
- Pain in the neck, head, shoulders, face, and even the low back
If these sound familiar, please call our office in Ellington, CT right away to schedule an appointment so that we can inspect your mouth and jaw for signs of TMJ disorder.
In order to alleviate these frustrating symptoms, our accomplished father-son team of dentists offers minimally invasive occlusal splint therapy to help patients regain a comfortable bite and a higher quality of life. An occlusal splint is a custom made, removable dental appliance that covers several or all of the upper or lower teeth, depending on your unique needs. We’ll be sure to spend as much time as it takes to develop a perfect fit that will alleviate the symptoms of TMJ disorder. Follow-up appointments will allow our team at Zahner Dental to track your improvement, as well as make any adjustments as needed.
Don’t live in pain one more day – Drs. Warren, Shawn, and Jonathan Zahner can give you back your life with personalized TMJ therapy at Zahner Dental. Our team of dentists and staff strongly believes in the power of compassionate care and top-notch customer service, and we’ll do whatever we can to keep you and your family smiling for years to come.