Jaw pain that limits your bite movement, causes you to feel discomfort throughout the day, and generally intrudes on your life can become difficult to live with. Instead of trying to tolerate your discomfort, which can worsen as time passes, you can speak with your Houston, TX dentist about treating the cause of your difficulties. Through TMJ therapy, and through work to address bruxism (a persistent teeth grinding habit often linked to this discomfort), we can put your problems behind you! We can also provide services to restore teeth that have been damaged by habitual grinding or clenching.
What You Can Experience While Living With TMJ Pain
Living with TMJ pain due to teeth grinding difficulties, or for any other reason, can be difficult. Going through your day with neck and shoulder pain, jaw stiffness, and other problems can certainly be difficult. You can also suffer from more frequent headaches if you have these problems and do not manage them. We should note that related problems with teeth grinding can also lead to physical damage to your teeth, something that can further affect your health and also change your smile.
Correcting Problems With Painful Or Awkward Jaw Movements
A corrective appliance that keeps you from grinding your teeth at night can help you prevent problems with damage and with persistent pain. When you wear it while you sleep, it stops you from grinding or clenching, something that protects your teeth and eases constant tension. If necessary, we can discuss additional treatments to reduce stress and tension, and we can also work to correct imbalances in your jaw movement so that you can feel more comfortable.
Addressing Damage Caused By Teeth Grinding
Teeth grinding can take a big toll on your smile, especially when you have nightly difficulties that you struggle to control. In addition to protecting you against further damage, we can discuss restorative dental services to treat teeth that are physically damaged. Inlays and onlays, as well as full dental crowns, can protect teeth that have been chipped, cracked, or damaged in some other way. This can lead to further improvements in your bite function because teeth that were damaged can more easily absorb bite pressure.
Talk To Your Houston, TX Dentist About TMJ Therapy To Resolve Your Issues With Pain
For people who live with TMJ disorder, each day can include a worrying amount of pain, as this issue can lead to jaw stiffness and discomfort, headaches, and more. Through the appropriate treatment for this issue, along with services to address problems with teeth grinding, we can help you move past these difficulties. To find out more, contact Sue Ellen Richardson, DDS in Houston, TX at 713-796-9600 to schedule your appointment today.