TMJ/TMD Therapy – Gilbert, AZ
Addressing Lockjaw & Jaw Pain
While these joints are relatively small, they play an important function by connecting your lower jaw to your skull. However, this means that whenever they’re even slightly misaligned, it can cause extreme pain and other debilitating symptoms, negatively impacting not just your oral health, but your overall well-being too. Thankfully, we can effectively treat both bruxism (teeth grinding) and TMJ disorder here at Desert Springs Dental in Gilbert, AZ. Dr. Shandy Condie and her team enjoy providing patients with warm and personalized dental care that meets their needs and leaves their smiles feeling better and brighter than ever before!
Why Choose Desert Springs Dental Group for TMJ/TMD Therapy?
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Diagnosis & Treatment
Our team always takes our time with each patient so that we can be sure to gather the most precise and detailed information possible about their dental needs, and those who may be dealing with bruxism/TMJ disorder are no exception! We’ll provide you with a thorough examination, a bite assessment, and then an in-depth discussion with Dr. Condie about your symptoms and what treatment options could best benefit your case. Oral appliances are often considered the go-to method, as they are comfortable and convenient, but there are other choices we’d be happy to explain with you. Your comfort is our top priority, and we won’t rest until we’ve found a solution that best fits your situation and leaves your smile feeling great and pain-free again. You deserve it!
Equilibration/ Occlusal Adjustments
Our occlusal adjustment procedure removes small anatomical interferences that prevent your jaw from closing and coming together properly. These can be an issue as simple as an uneven filling or an injury that occurred that affects how your jaw closes. We’ll place a piece of thin paper between your teeth and ask you to bite on it. It will let us know where the interference is occurring along your arch of teeth, allowing us to correct it.
Occlusal splints are custom-made dental appliances that are molded to fit the upper and lower arches of your teeth. They’re worn at night and act to shift your jaw into its proper position to gradually fix your bite and reduce TMJ pain. They also prevent nightly grinding and clenching that can damage your teeth and put even more stress on your jaw joints. To learn more about how we craft our occlusal splints, contact our office today!