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Don’t Struggle with Jaw Pain Any Longer

Do you wake up with a headache or stiff neck? Do your teeth feel sensitive and sore? Clenching and grinding your teeth can damage your jaw joints, wear on your teeth, and even trigger migraines. Your jaw joints may become stiff and sore. They may pop, click, or crunch when you open and close. Over time, your jaw joints may even become dislocated or stuck.

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, also known as TMJ disorder or TMD, often sneaks up over a period of years. Many factors can cause a disorder of your TMJ. Your teeth could be misaligned, causing you to grind your teeth and leading to unnecessary stress on your jaw joints. The issue could also be found at the source: the joint itself.

Healthy jaw joints are essential to a comfortable, functional bite. Whatever is causing your jaw problems, we offer custom TMJ treatment in Hudson, NH, to ensure you find the relief you need.

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What Is TMJ Disorder?

You have two temporomandibular joints on each side of your jaw. These joints are where the lower jaw hinges when you open and close to eat, speak, and breathe. TMJ disorder includes more than 30 different conditions that can cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joints and muscles that control jaw movements. TMJ disorders can cause jaw pain and stiffness and even lead to a locked jaw when the joint becomes dislocated or stuck and can no longer move.

These disorders may be muscular in nature or may include the joint itself. Conditions like arthritis may wear away at the rounded head of the jawbone (the condyle), causing it to become flat or misshapen. The pad of cartilage called a meniscus between the bones of the jaw joint may become thin or torn. Regardless of what is causing dysfunction in your jaw joints, timely TMJ treatment can minimize the damage and help you live in comfort again.

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What Are Signs of TMJ Disorder?

  • Chronic jaw pain
  • Jaw popping, locking, or stiffness
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Worn-down teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Neck or back pain or stiffness
  • Teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • Malocclusion (misaligned bite)
  • Earaches
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)

Seamless TMJ Treatment Solutions

Our team at Greenwood Dental understands that many TMJ disorder symptoms can be painful and sometimes debilitating. We offer customized treatment plans for TMJ treatment in Hudson, NH, to help you live without pain so you can live with full function and comfort. Sometimes, our dentists may work with specialists to ensure you receive the treatment and relief you need. Common TMJ treatment solutions include the following:

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Mouthguard & Splint Therapy

Many people grind or clench their teeth without realizing it. Bruxism commonly happens at night while you’re sleeping or as an unconscious habit during the day. We may recommend a custom-made mouthguard or splint if you show signs of grinding and clenching. These are often worn at night but can also be made for the daytime to protect your teeth whenever you clench or grind them.

Your splint will form a barrier between your top and bottom teeth like a sports guard. Your splint will be custom-crafted for your teeth and will fit securely. These oral appliances protect your teeth while helping stabilize your jaw in a more relaxed position to alleviate muscle strain.

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When your teeth aren’t aligned properly, your bite may be uneven. Disharmony in your bite puts uneven pressure on your jaw joints, leading to muscle imbalances and straining the joints. Malocclusion (a bad bite) makes it difficult for your jaw to rest comfortably.

By creating a more balanced bite, orthodontic treatments like Invisalign® can help reduce grinding and clenching and the jaw pain they can cause.

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Botox for TMJ

Botox for TMJ offers a non-surgical, innovative approach to alleviating the discomfort associated with TMJ disorders. By injecting Botox into specific jaw muscles, we can effectively relax them and reduce clenching or grinding, which are common contributors to TMJ-related pain. Patients who opt for Botox treatment often experience significant relief from jaw tension, headaches, and related symptoms, ultimately enhancing their quality of life.

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Benefits of Timely TMJ Treatment

Imagine enjoying a life free from the pain and discomfort associated with TMJ disorders. At Greenwood Dental, we understand the importance of a pain-free, functional smile. Our TMJ treatment plans are designed to relieve jaw pain, headaches, and discomfort, ultimately enhancing your overall quality of life. Treating your TMJ disorder can help you live life without constant pain and discomfort. Chronic stiffness in your jaw muscles can quickly become radiating pain in your neck and upper back, earaches, and headaches that make it difficult to go about your daily life.

You can savor your favorite foods and laugh freely with a smile that can chew and function without limitations. Investing in your oral health is investing in your overall well-being. It’s hard to put a price tag on living without pain or jaw problems. However, we understand that many patients may worry about how affordable TMJ treatment may be. We work with third-party financing providers to help you build a payment plan that works for your budget.