Have you been going through the motions this summer, fighting to enjoy quality time with family and friends despite chronic pain in your jaw and head because you don’t have time to slow down and get it checked out?
Then make the decision to get out of pain and live more fully with TMJ treatment in Plymouth, MI! Our team at Douglas A. Callow, DDS can help you find lasting relief and healing to improve your dental health and quality of life.
TMJ Pain Ruining Your Summer?
The hinges below your ears that connect your skull and your jaw is called the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. Take a second to open and close your mouth a couple of times, letting your fingertips touch that hinge on each side of your head.
Now think about how much you use that joint every single day!
To speak, to yawn, to sing, to laugh, to chew your food… it’s constantly in motion!
Naturally, if that joint comes out of alignment, even just slightly, you can imagine the potential problems it can create.
Here are some common signs of trouble with your TMJ:
- Feeling like your jaw gets stuck in position
- Pain in your ears, jaw, neck, and shoulders
- Frequent headaches and migraines
- Facial swelling
- Popping noises in your jaw
- Grinding or clenching your teeth
- Muscle tension and soreness
That’s not the full extent of the symptoms you might deal with! There is also the chance that your teeth and dental health can suffer from this condition.
If your jaw is moved out of alignment, it’s going to alter the way your upper and lower teeth meet, meaning there will be places, for example, where an upper tooth is going to constantly bang against a bottom tooth improperly.
Let that continue, and your tooth enamel is probably going to suffer some damage like cracks, chips, dents, and dings, giving bacteria easier access to the inside of your teeth.
You might see worn-down teeth, visible damage to your enamel, tooth sensitivity, and more.
Given the pain, discomfort, and potential cosmetic and health consequences to your teeth, you can imagine how this would impair your ability to enjoy a pain-free summer with a healthy, confident smile!
End TMJ Pain With Treatment In Plymouth
The widespread symptoms of TMJ disorder and teeth grinding are distracting, at best, and debilitating, at worst. You shouldn’t have to live that way!
Your Plymouth dentist is trained and experienced in providing effective solutions so you can live pain free and avoid the dental damage this jaw misalignment can cause.
We rely on a device called an NTI-tss® to treat painful migraines, as well as carefully-crafted mouthguards to relieve pressure on your jaw.
With precise measurements, your mouthguard will be customized to fit you comfortably so that your jaw stays in the ideal position for better function and long-term healing.
Schedule An Appointment Now!
There’s still about a month left of summer, so your friends at Douglas A. Callow, DDS want to invite you to our Plymouth practice for TMJ treatment!
You don’t have to spend a moment longer in pain or at risk for dental damage because of something that’s so easily treatable.