End Jaw Pain With TMJ Treatment in Kennewick, WA
If you frequently clench your jaw or grind your teeth, you put pressure on your temporomandibular joints (TMJ). This can lead to chronic jaw pain caused by a TMJ disorder, or TMD. Our TMJ treatment can help. We use custom-made oral appliances and laser therapy to relieve your pain and allow you to enjoy normal function again.
You’ll be able to:
- Open your mouth wide
- Chew your food in comfort
- Get a better night’s sleep
- Avoid headaches and other related symptoms
- Prevent dental damage caused by teeth grinding
A Custom Appliance Often Relieves TMJ Pain
An appliance relieves TMJ pain for many people. It gently moves your jaw into a position that relieves tension on your TMJ and keeps you from grinding your teeth. This gives your inflamed joint a chance to heal. We recommend starting with an appliance because it’s noninvasive and is one of the least expensive treatment options. Our dentists will take impressions of your teeth and other measurements so your appliance fits perfectly and is comfortable to wear.
You may want to supplement this treatment with laser therapy. Our laser painlessly penetrates the tissues around your TMJ and the joint itself to decrease inflammation. The result is fast pain relief.
Don’t Ignore TMJ Symptoms
In addition to jaw pain, those suffering from a TMJ disorder also may experience:
- Frequent headaches
- Unexplained earaches
- Difficulty opening and/or closing mouth
- Jaw locking
- Swelling on your face, especially around the jaw
See us right away if you’re experiencing these symptoms! If you think you may need TMJ treatment, call Grandridge Dental at 509-737-1800. If you live in zip code 99336, you’ll find our location especially convenient. Our Kennewick, WA office is near Meadow Springs Country Club.