Feel Better With Our Jaw Joint Treatment

Your temporomandibular joints (TMJs) are situated on either side of your head and connect your jaw to your skull. When these joints are working normally, you probably don’t pay much attention to them. However, they can become irritated and inflamed, causing you a great deal of pain. Researchers don’t fully understand the causes of TMD. However, they do know that teeth grinding is both a cause of and a symptom of this condition.

A custom oral appliance from Kirchner Dental will:

  • Relieve tension on your TMJs
  • Allow your jaw and face to feel better
  • Stop teeth grinding that can require restorative dentistry to repair

Your TMJ appliance is customized to fit your mouth perfectly. You’ll wear it at night while you sleep, the most common time that teeth grinding occurs. In a short amount of time, you’ll barely feel as if you are wearing it.

Some patients will also benefit from orthodontics to correct bite issues. If your bite is misaligned, you may have a tendency to grind your teeth. Your dentist will evaluate your needs to see if you will benefit from an oral appliance or another type of TMJ treatment. We will also consult with a physical therapist who works closely with us to build a treatment plan for your smile.

Call 812-884-8304 for TMJ treatment in Albany. You can also schedule online.