TMJ Treatment in Plano, TX
Are you suffering from headaches that are caused by TMJ Disorder? Plano dentist Dr. Wilhite has helped hundred of patients who suffer from TMJ Disorder, migraine headaches, and tooth grinding.
TMJ can cause major pain and discomfort. Treating TMJ disorder can free you from pain and help you live your life again. If you live in the Plano, Texas area, dentist David Wilhite can help you with treatment.
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Do you suffer from migraine headaches as a result of grinding or clenching your teeth? If so, you likely suffer from Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder.
TMJ Disorder is different between patients. Some experience continuous pain, others have pain that comes and goes. Some experience a locking, stiff jaw or experience a pop when they open and close their mouth. Others primarily deal with migraines and body pain. This pain can be felt in your jaw, neck, back, and/or head.
Luckily, there are several forms of non-surgical treatment that Dr. Wilhite uses to remedy TMJ Disorder pain.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
Dr. Wilhite has helped hundreds of patients who suffer from TMJ Disorder, migraine headaches, and tooth grinding. Solutions may include NTI mouth guard or botox injections.
Most treatment begins with the most conservative, least invasive procedures. One primary solution to TMJ pain lies within a special night guard device. We use the only FDA approved dental device that fights TMJ-caused migraine headaches without surgery.
The NTI dental mouth guard is a prefabricated polycarbonate matrix that fits in your mouth perfectly. It is unique in comparison to other mouth guards. The NTI mouth guard reduced the clenching force of your jaw, which minimizes the stress to your temporomandibular joint, the source of your pain. This device can be worn while you sleep, as it fits comfortably on your upper or lower teeth.
We’re proud to stand by a treatment that is non-invasive and effective.
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NTI TMJ Mouth Guard
The NTI mouth guard device is used to treat appropriate cases of TMJ when the root cause is teeth grinding and clenching. It covers only your anterior teeth.
NTI is short for Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition. In non-medical terms, this means the NTI device relaxes the muscles involved in teeth clenching and grinding.
Wearing the NTI for TMJ helps trigger a natural reflex that relaxes the muscles, preventing the molars from touching. It helps patients experiencing unconscious teeth clenching and biting. In turn, this helps prevent worm out teeth, jaw pain, jaw inflammation and tension headaches.
This is an effective non-surgical TMJ treatment for many patients and can relieve pain in your jaw causing headaches and TMJ symptoms.
Botox for TMJ
For those who cannot control their daytime clenching, Botox often produces good results by reducing the intensity of muscle contractions.
When Botox is injected into the facial muscles related to soreness and discomfort, Botox can relieve jaw tension caused by TMJ. Botox injections can often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding for many people. For some patients, Botox can also minimize lock jaw.
Injected in specific areas a patient will find that the injections are not uncomfortable and the result is the relief they have been seeking. Botox is an ongoing treatment. It is not a one-time application.
TMJ Night Guards
Another non-surgical TMJ treatment option is a TMJ night guard custom-made to your specifications.
A night guard is a plastic mouth piece that you fit over your teeth to wear while you sleep. This a proven method of treatment for people who grind their teeth. It is a simple non-surgical treatment that can prevent painful symptoms such as headaches caused by TMJ.
If you are a good candidate for a TMJ night guard, Dr Wilhite will make an impression of your teeth so a perfect fitting night guard can be made that will help prevent teeth grinding during nighttime hours.
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Your TMJ joint is the movable point that interacts with the other parts of your jaw. Ordinarily, it will have smooth movement and flexibility, but if the movement becomes hindered, it can cause pain and TMJ disorder.
Causes of TMJ disorder may include arthritis, joint moving out of alignment, a blow to the jaw or head, injuries to teeth, joint erosion, misaligned teeth, teeth grinding, teeth clenching, connective tissue diseases, frequent long term gum chewing, and stress.
TMJ Disorder is very common and affects more than 3 million people in the United States each year. It is treatable by a professional. It is self-diagnosable but you should visit a dentist or doctor to confirm. It is often a medium term problem that can be resolved within a few months. Common treatments include mouth/bite guards, medications, injections and physical therapy.
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Contact us today to set up your appointment. We can discuss your goals and options for TMJ disorder treatment in our Plano, TX office. Plus, we’ll talk about affordable financing and dental insurance options to make sure you get the dental care you need.