TMJ Treatment / Teeth Grinding Relieve Jaw Pain By Treating TMJ
  • Your whole body will feel better with a relaxed jaw
  • End discomfort with a unique & comprehensive solution
  • Keep your smile whole by stopping teeth grinding

Stop Pain With Our TMJ Treatment in Bingham Farms, MI

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. Dr. Groth can examine your jaw to determine the source of your pain. If needed, he can provide Bingham Farms TMJ treatment to help:

  • 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 248-885-8247 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. These small, complex joints connect your jaw to your skull and are located directly below your ears. They are responsible for helping you move your jaw when you open your mouth, and they allow you to speak and chew properly.

If the joints become damaged, infected, or inflamed, they 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, we will discuss all your options, working hand in hand with you to develop an effective, comprehensive TMJ treatment plan.

Don’t suffer in pain any longer! Call us today for TMJ treatment in Bingham Farms: 248-885-8247. You can also schedule online for a TMJ exam or your next regular checkup.

Common Questions About TMJ Treatment

Does TMJ treatment work?

TMJ problems typically won’t go away without treatment. TMJ pain is usually caused when the joints in your jaw become inflamed. This commonly occurs because of two habits that put your jaw under pressure: clenching and teeth grinding. One approach to treatment is making a custom mouthguard for you that will stop these behaviors. Then your jaw can heal.

How long does TMJ treatment last?

There is no standard length for TMJ treatment. It depends on many factors, including the severity of your symptoms and the type of treatment you’re receiving. Since a mouthguard not only relieves TMJ pain but also prevents damage to teeth caused by grinding, many patients who get a mouthguard make it a permanent addition to their bedtime routine.

Will insurance pay for my TMJ treatment?

Your insurance may pay for a portion of the cost of your TMJ treatment. We recommend you check with your carrier to determine what they will and won’t cover. We’ll work with your insurance to maximize your benefits and ensure that your out-of-pocket cost is minimal. Our team wants you to get the help you need to feel better.

What are the signs of a TMJ disorder?

Signs of a TMJ disorder may include jaw pain, clicking or popping sounds when chewing, difficulty opening the mouth completely, facial pain, headaches, and ear pain or ringing. Some people may also experience neck and shoulder pain or toothaches unrelated to dental problems. Also, your jaw may feel locked or stuck. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to visit our practice for help.