It’s easy to overlook how important your jaw health is until things go wrong. Restless nights, difficulty chewing, and even speech issues can take the joy out of your day to day life. Fortunately, you don’t have to face TMJ problems alone. Our dedicated dentists in Gramercy Park, NYC specialize in helping patients take control of their jaw health. From expertly fitted TMJ mouth guards to muscle relaxant injections and more, you can stop TMJ pain and smile freely once again at Gramercy Dental Center.
TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint, the hinge that connects the lower and upper jaw together. TMJ disorder, or TMD, refers to a condition that affects the jaw joint and surrounding muscles. Patients may experience TMJ pain or jaw stiffness that can make daily tasks like chewing, speaking, and sleeping difficult.
TMJ disorder can come about for a variety of reasons: excess stress on the jaw muscles, physical trauma, and teeth or jaw misalignment among others. Habitual teeth grinding or clenching from stress or as a nighttime habit, known as bruxism, is another common culprit. Understanding the intricacies of TMJ disorders is crucial to finding effective treatment, and our experienced team is here to guide you through the process for lasting jaw pain relief.
Recognizing TMJ symptoms is the first step towards finding relief. Common signs to look out for include:
Of course, recognizing the symptoms is only the first step. Depending on the cause of your TMJ pain, our team is equipped with a range of treatments for jaw pain relief. From Invisalign® aligners to correct orthodontic issues to custom TMJ mouth guards and more, our comprehensive TMD treatment can provide the relief you need.
Bruxism, or nighttime jaw clenching and teeth grinding, is among the most common causes of TMJ disorder. The habitual tension puts undue stress on the jaw joint and can even wear down the enamel of your teeth. For effective bruxism treatment, we create customized sleep mouth guards that are molded to your unique bite. Custom nightguards are crafted with an ideal fit to be more effective and comfortable so you can enjoy a restful night’s sleep without jaw pain.
Nightguards work by providing a cushioning barrier between your upper and lower teeth, preventing clenching and grinding that often contribute to TMJ discomfort. They also protect your enamel from grinding down, preventing the need for restorative care in the future. With the perfect fitting dental nightguard, you can stop teeth grinding and clenching and take control of your jaw health.
In addition to nightguards, we offer injectable solutions to provide fast and targeted relief from TMJ discomfort. Injectables are inserted into the jaw muscles, allowing them to relax and relieve tension associated with TMJ disorder. They’re especially effective for those with severe arthritis and who haven’t found success with other treatments. These solutions offer efficient relief, allowing you to regain comfort and functionality in your jaw.
Experience relief from TMJ/TMD discomfort. Schedule your consultation at Gramercy Dental Center today. Our expert team is dedicated to understanding your unique needs and providing personalized solutions to address TMJ issues. Jaw pain and discomfort don’t have to hold you back. Contact us now to book your appointment and explore the transformative benefits of our TMJ/TMD treatment.