If you suffer from unexplained headaches or jaw pain, or if you notice locking or clicking when opening or shutting your mouth, you may have a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. At Groth Dental, your dentist can examine your jaw to determine the source of your pain and provide any needed Bingham Farms TMJ treatment to help:Doctor Kevin Groth on teeth grinding Read Transcript
Studies are out there showing that 80% to 90% of people have some type of functional issue with their teeth. Your teeth are not lined up in the right position, grinding and clenching their teeth at night. A combination of those can affect the body, and the jaw, and the head in ways that are debilitating in life. People get migraines. People have headaches. People have jaw pain that they can't even open up beyond a couple millimeters. We can fix that, and there's a way, and a systemized way that we go about doing that, and I've been trained by some of the world's experts to help my patients with that.
And I've taken thousands of hours of education to learn how to do this in the best and most predictable way, as efficient and effective as we can be. And whether it's a bite guard, whether it's an adjustment to the bite, whether it's Invisalign, it could be a full mouth reconstruction. I don't know those answers until I'm able to see the patient, and know what is best for them. But once we can study them and see what is actually happening with them from a functional level, I have so many patients that are far better off now than they were before they came to see me.
- Relieve your jaw pain and discomfort
- Stop annoying jaw popping when opening and closing your mouth
- Reduce or eliminate unexplained headaches
- Relieve tension in your neck and shoulder area
- Make mealtimes more manageable and enjoyable
Call us today at 248-965-4108 to get the TMJ treatment you deserve! We’re located at 32100 Telegraph Road, Suite 195 – not far from Franklin Cider Mill.
Improve Your Daily Life With a Tailored TMJ Treatment Plan
Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is caused by a disorder in the TMJ. This small, complex joint connects your jaw to your skull and is located directly below your ears. It’s responsible for helping you move your jaw when you open your mouth, and it allows you to speak and chew properly.
If this joint becomes damaged, infected, or inflamed, it may begin to cause painful symptoms, such as difficulty opening your jaw, radiating pain and headaches, and soreness. Depending on the causes of your pain and your unique situation, there are several ways to successfully treat your TMJ problems:
- Simply minimizing your jaw movement may help, such as avoiding excessive gum chewing that can strain your TMJ.
- A custom mouthguard to prevent teeth clenching may be enough to resolve the disorder. It will also stop a damaging teeth grinding habit.
- Corticosteroids may also be injected into the joint to relieve inflammation.
- Prescription anti-inflammatory drugs may be recommended for some patients.
- Surgery is usually the last resort and is only required in the most serious cases of TMD.
When you come in for your initial consultation and exam, your dentist will discuss all your options, working hand-in-hand with you to develop an effective, comprehensive TMJ treatment plan.