Do you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines? What about chronic myofascial pain (pain of the face, head, neck, or jaw)? You may be one of millions of Americans suffering from TMJ or TMD, and you may not even be aware. The good news is, you don’t have to live in constant pain. Your Grandview dentist, Dr. Michael Grier has a simple, non-invasive solution for you with splint therapy.
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, or the jaw joint. TMD stands for temporomandibular joint disorder, and is used to describe any dysfunction of the TMJ. To make things confusing, these terms are often used interchangeably, and sometimes even called TMJD. For simplicity’s sake, we’ll use TMJ here to describe the disorder.
TMJ is largely brought on by stress, but can also be caused by other factors like bite misalignment or traumatic injury. TMJ is characterized by:
If you’ve been living in chronic pain without relief, we would love to speak with you about TMJ treatment at Grinview Smiles. We can fit you with a custom oral appliance or splint that you wear during sleep to minimize the effects of teeth grinding and clenching, and prevent the jaw joint from contracting, thus easing the tension and relieving your pain. Our TMJ patients are thrilled with their results and the transformation TMJ treatment has had on their quality of life.