TMJ Treatment – Buda, TX

How We Can Stop Your Jaw & Head Pain

Does your jaw feel sore or click and pop all the time? Do you constantly develop headaches and don’t know why? Both of these problems and more can stem from a strained or misaligned jaw joint, which is called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Our dentists can treat the root of the problem with TMJ treatment in Buda, TX, so these unpleasant symptoms go and stay away.

Why Choose Buda Dental Professionals for TMJ Treatment?

  • Customized Occlusal Splints
  • Gentle, Knowledgeable Team
  • Comprehensive Treatment Plans

Diagnosis & Treatment

Woman in pain before diagnosis and T M J treatment

TMJ disorder can result in chronic jaw pain, aching in and around the ear, discomfort while chewing, lockjaw, and a clicking sound whenever you open your mouth. All of these symptoms can have multiple causes, so we’ll need to examine your jaw in order to make an actual diagnosis. Then we can put together a treatment plan to put a stop to your pain. There are multiple factors that can contribute to a TMJ disorder, so our recommendations will be tailored to your situation.

Occlusal Adjustments

Skull model used to explain occlusal adjustment

When your upper jaw and lower jaw don’t come together correctly, it can affect your TMJs. In order to correct this problem, we can make small adjustments to your teeth by removing a minimal amount of enamel from the biting surfaces. In some cases, we might add composite resin to the teeth to build them up instead. This helps create a more balanced bite that won’t put an excessive amount of pressure on your jaw joints.

Occlusal Splints

Dental lab technician crafting a custom occlusal splint

Often wearing a simple oral appliance – also called an occlusal splint – can go a long way toward relieving symptoms of TMJ disorder. The splint looks like a regular mouthguard, but it can be used to slightly adjust the position of your lower jaw to take some of the pressure off your TMJ so that it has a chance to recover. You can also wear an occlusal splint to stop your teeth from grinding together at night, which is commonly related to TMJ disorders.

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