TMJ/TMD Therapy – San Antonio, TX
Address Jaw Discomfort & Save Your Smile
TMJ dysfunction, also known as TMD, is a condition in which the two joints that connect your jawbone to your skull don’t function properly. This can be due to a variety of causes, including past oral trauma and bite misalignment, and when left unaddressed, it could put you at risk of dental emergencies like broken or cracked teeth. To learn how you can ease your pain and improve the function of your jaw joints, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with our team today!
Why Choose Alamo Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for TMJ/TMD Therapy?
- Address the Root Cause of Bruxism
- Customized TMD Appliances
- Ease Migraines & Headaches
Diagnosis & Treatment
TMJ dysfunction can cause a variety of symptoms, depending on how severe the condition is. Here are some signs you may experience if you have TMD:
- Jaw discomfort and soreness
- Pain behind the eyes, in the face, shoulder, or back
- Headaches and migraines
- Earaches or ringing in the ears
- Clicking or popping jaw
- Limited oral motion
- Bruxism, or the nightly grinding and clenching of teeth
- Dental sensitivity
If you notice any of these symptoms, we recommend visiting our office immediately for an examination.
Occlusal splints are orthotic devices that are similar to a mouthguard that are customized to comfortably fit your dental structure. They are also a great way to protect your teeth from the stress and pressure of grinding and clenching. Before you go to bed, you’ll place your splint in your mouth. It will gently shift your jaw into its ideal, aligned position to protect your teeth from harmful habits associated with TMJ dysfunction and to relieve your discomfort.
Equilibration/ Occlusal Adjustments
TMJ dysfunction can be caused by improperly crafted restorations or a misaligned bite caused by misshapen teeth. We can address this underlying problem and ease your jaw joint pain by correcting this issue with occlusal adjustments. This is a painless and simple procedure that involves Dr. Mooney reshaping your teeth to improve your bite and ease additional stress and force on your jaw joints.