If you have a persistent problem with painful or limited dental functions, if you have an increase in headaches, or if you are beginning to experience problems with nightly teeth grinding, it may be time to discuss TMJ therapy with your Kansas City, MO dentist. Through treatment to address problems with your jaw alignment and movement, our practice can help you put problems with persistent and serious pain behind you. After we evaluate you, we can let you know if you would benefit from corrective services to improve your quality of life and address your difficulties with discomfort. We can also look out for any oral health issues that negatively affect your bite function and make you more vulnerable to TMJ problems.
Are You Having Regular Difficulties With Jaw Pain?
When you regularly struggle with jaw pain and stiffness, have concerns about headaches, and experience problems with teeth grinding, you should be concerned about TMJ disorder. Poor joint alignment, improper bite movement, and issues with injuries or stress can make you vulnerable to difficulties that lead to persistent pain and sensitivity. With your dentist’s help, you can enjoy relief from your struggles and move past these difficulties.
Beginning TMJ Therapy
Through treatment to correct your jaw movement and alignment, we can help improve your oral health and quality of life. With a custom guard, we can relieve tension and improve the alignment of your joints. The appliance is worn at night to encourage a better resting position for your lower jaw, one that is less likely to cause tension and pain or create movement difficulties. We can also determine if any problems with your dental health are responsible for a negative change in your bite.
Dealing With Bruxism And Dental Damage
Bruxism, a persistent issue with teeth grinding, can cause problems for your jaw health, and it can also lead to serious dental damage. In order to protect your smile while you sleep, we can supply a custom guard that you wear while at rest. For patients who come to us already affected by dental damage due to this habit, we can determine if cosmetic or restorative dental work is necessary. Letting a chipped or cracked tooth go untreated can lead to complications, including problems with an infection that will hurt your smile and well-being.
Talk To Your Kansas City, MO Dentist About Starting TMJ Therapy
When you begin TMJ therapy, you can start a treatment process capable of addressing jaw pain, stiff or limited movement, and other forms of discomfort that negatively affect your quality of life. To find out more about the benefits of treatment, or to discuss any other oral health matter that concerns you, please contact your Kansas City, MO, dentist, Dr. Murphy, by calling (816) 531-8000.