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TMJ Treatment in San Antonio Will Help Your Jaw Feel Better

You may have experienced the tell-tale signs of a TMJ disorder: pain or popping when opening and closing your jaw, tension in your face and neck, and unexplained headaches. These symptoms obviously have a negative effect on your life. On the bright side, though, the team at My Hometown Dentist can help you with these issues. Our San Antonio TMJ treatment has helped numerous patients feel better, and we can do the same for you.

With a custom TMJ appliance, you can:

  • Eat and enjoy your food without jaw pain
  • Talk and laugh comfortably again
  • Reduce the frequency and intensity of your headaches
  • Eliminate annoying jaw popping

Start your journey toward a jaw that feels better. Call My Hometown Dentist today at Leon Springs (210-903-5771) or Potranco (210-879-6101). Our office is open as early as 7 a.m. and as late as 7 p.m. for your convenience.

Put Your Life Back on Track With TMJ Therapy

You probably don’t think much about your jaw joints, also known as temporomandibular joints (TMJs) – at least not until they cause you discomfort or pain. These joints allow you to open and close your mouth for activities like eating, talking, laughing, and singing. If they become inflamed or irritated – researchers still aren’t certain what causes this – you can experience a great deal of pain.

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 altogether.

If you think you could be suffering from TMJ pain, contact My Hometown Dentist to find out more about San Antonio TMJ treatment. Be sure to schedule your next dental cleaning and exam, too.


Common Questions About TMJ Treatment / Teeth Grinding

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. We can make a custom mouthguard for you that will stop these behaviors so that your jaw can heal.

Will insurance pay for my TMJ treatment?

TMJ treatment may be covered by your regular health insurance. We recommend you check with your insurance carrier for specifics on your coverage. If you don’t have coverage for your treatment, we offer several payment options, including third-party financing. We’ll work with you to get the TMJ treatment you need.

How long does TMJ treatment take?

You may need ongoing treatment for a TMJ disorder. Fortunately, by wearing a simple appliance, you can prevent teeth grinding, a common cause of TMJ problems. We have helped many patients find the solution to this particularly painful problem. Today, they are enjoying their lives with fewer headaches, earaches, jaw pain, and jaw stiffness

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