Make Your Daily Life Easier by Getting Help for TMJ Troubles

You probably don’t think much about your jaw joints, also called your temporomandibular joints (TMJs) — unless they cause you discomfort or pain. These joints allow you to open and close your mouth for eating, talking, laughing, and singing. If they become inflamed or irritated, you can experience a great deal of pain.

Researchers still aren’t certain what causes this. Fortunately, help is available with a custom oral appliance that gently moves your lower jaw forward. If an exam reveals you have TMJ trouble, our team will take digital impressions and have one of these appliances made for you. Here’s how the process will work:

  • Our lab partner will make your appliance and ship it to us.
  • You’ll return to our office, and your dentist will make sure it fits properly.
  • You’ll wear the appliance while you sleep.
  • It will relieve tension on your TMJs so they can begin to heal.
  • It will also stop you from grinding teeth, a destructive habit often found in those with a TMJ disorder
  • Your TMJ symptoms will begin to lessen and potentially go away completely.

Call 210-903-5771 or request an appointment online for TMJ treatment in Leon Springs. Be sure to also schedule your next dental cleaning and exam in San Antonio, TX.