TMJ Treatment Parker

Making Jaw Pain a Thing of the Past

Chronic jaw pain is a common condition that affects millions of people in the United States. Commonly referred to as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), it occurs when inflammation of trauma affects the TMJs located at the base of the skull on either side of the face. Resulting in extreme discomfort and difficulty eating and/or speaking, TMD can be a debilitating condition if left untreated. At RidgeGate Dental, however, we use effective methods of treatment to improve symptoms and make jaw pain a thing of the past, so call us today and let us help you achieve the relief you need.

Why Choose RidgeGate Dental for TMJ Treatment?

  • Compassionate Dental Team
  • Custom Occlusal Splints Available
  • State-of-the-Art Dental Technology Used

Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

It may be difficult trying to pinpoint symptoms associated with TMJ Disorder, but with the help of the following list, you can feel more confident knowing when it’s time to seek professional care:

  • Painful jaw
  • Migraine headaches
  • Difficulty chewing or biting down
  • Popping or clicking noise when opening or closing your mouth
  • Earaches

TMJ Treatment Options

At RidgeGate Dental, Drs. Ahern and Arnold believe in providing non-surgical, non-invasive methods of treatment to minimize symptoms related to TMJ Disorder. By using any of the following solutions, we can improve your situation and help you to take back control of your life.

Equilibration/Occlusal Adjustments

If a misaligned jaw or misshapen teeth are the cause of your jaw pain, we can improve function by reshaping certain teeth so that they fit together properly and help to relieve jaw pressure and pain.

Occlusal Splint Treatment

If teeth grinding is a common cause of your jaw pain, you may benefit from a customized occlusal splint. Worn at night (mostly), the device helps to alleviate jaw pain and minimize damage to your teeth. As a barrier that protects against bruxism, it helps to move your jaw into a proper position so that you no longer experience the severe symptoms of TMD.