TMJ Treatment From Your Dentist In Webster, TX
- Posted on: Nov 25 2016
Our Webster, Texas dentist’s office uses a multidisciplinary approach so that we can provide comprehensive dentistry in a single location. We don’t like the idea of outsourcing services, that’s why our three great dentists are equipped to handle such a diverse caseload.
You may be surprised to know that we even handle things that are not, on the surface at least, something that you would normally associate with the dentist.
For instance, if you notice that you are experiencing recurring migraines and other headaches, upper back and neck pain, and popping or clicking sounds in your mouth, you are most likely experiencing TMD/TMJ trouble. And we can help with that!
As it happens, TMJ issues are often the result of habitual grinding and/or clenching of your teeth. It is often happening on a subconscious level and due to too much stress in your life.
The technical name for this condition is Bruxism. Call it what you like, the bottom line is that it puts lots of additional strain on your TMJ (the joints in your mouth) and causes your headaches to occur with the sort severity and frequency that will disrupt your daily life in a big way.
If you are having such troubles, you will want to arrange for a consultation with our Texas dental team. In many cases we can bring an end to all your headaches by addressing the issues at the root of the problem, namely your stress-related bruxism.
Keep reading to hear about our options and then get in-touch to schedule your TMJ/TMD assessment at Clear Lake Dental Care!
As it happens, there are some things that you might be able to do on your own to get some relief. When you come in for your consultation, we will work with you on techniques and exercises to help you stay relaxed throughout the day. This will help, but it will take concerted effort on your part, and it may not go far enough.
Mouthguards & Nightguards
The power of positive thinking is great. It would sure be nice if relaxation all by itself could make your TMJ-related suffering go away. But, if you’re still having trouble relaxing your jaw during the day, a mouthguard might be the thing you need.
For night time, a night-guard can be employed to release any tension that occurs while you are sleeping. Whether you realize it or not, you often do the most damage when you aren’t even awake.
Other Dental Solutions
You could be experiencing TMJ-related pain because your teeth are not in tip-top shape. Like, if your teeth are not sufficiently aligned, or you have some teeth that are missing altogether, this could be the root cause of your problems. As such, this necessitates a different approach when it comes to TMJ/TMD treatment.
As far as other dental solutions go, we can provide crowns, dental implants, or Invisalign short-term orthodontics. Don’t worry, Invisalign is a series of aligners not unlike a mouthguard. It can set you straight without any metal brackets and wires.
Dr. Das may also recommend behavior modification: eating softer foods for a while to reduce the stress on the jaw joints, practicing gentle stretching exercises, taking anti-inflammatory medications and muscle relaxants, biofeedback, stress management therapy, and other conservative therapies.
If need be, we can even operate. But surgery is only performed when all other treatments have proven insufficient.
The thing you need to know is that one way or another, we will get your life back to normal.
Let Us End Your Headaches!
To take the next step, call our Webster, Texas dental office right away to set up your TMJ/TMD consultation at 281-500-9877! Or contact us online right now!
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