If you’ve been experiencing jaw pain and discomfort in West Bend, you may have TMJ/TMD, and Dr. Patel and Dr. Major are here to help. Contact us now to schedule a consultation and get the help you need today.
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Eliminate jaw pain and discomfort
At Oakbrook Dental, we specialize in TMJ/TMD treatment. If you choose to get treatment from Dr. Patel and Dr. Major, you’ll be in good hands. With our expert treatment, you can:
TMJ/TMD makes it hard to eat your favorite foods, and can cause pain and discomfort when you yawn, open your mouth widely, or even when your mouth is closed. We can help you eliminate your pain and discomfort.
With our help, you won’t have to worry about your jaw locking, or difficulties opening your mouth widely. We can restore your oral range of motion.
Your custom treatment plan will include lifestyle changes and other recommendations that will help you treat your TMJ/TMD and ensure it doesn’t come back.
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TMJ/TMD are terms used to refer to “temporomandibular joint dysfunction.” This is a disorder that affects the small joint below each of your ears. This is what connects your jaw to your skull.
When this joint is not functioning properly, this is known as TMJ/TMD. TMJ/TMD can be caused by jaw overuse, such as teeth grinding, as well as trauma to the joint, inflammation, and certain autoimmune disorders.
The most common signs of TMJ/TMD include jaw pain and tenderness when chewing, pain and headaches near the ears, “clicking” and “popping” sounds when you move your jaw, and difficulties opening your mouth all the way. In severe cases, your jaw may even lock in place.
The treatment process for TMJ/TMD varies depending on the cause and severity of your condition. Most commonly, it’s treated with nightguard therapy, also called “oral appliance therapy.”
In this treatment, a dentist like Dr. Major or Dr. Patel will build a custom night guard that you will wear at night. This keeps your jaw in a healthy position and encourages the joint to heal.
Along with lifestyle changes, such as eating softer foods and performing physical therapy exercises, this is often enough to resolve TMJ/TMD.
Orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign may also be suggested if your TMJ/TMD is being caused by an improper bite.
If you don’t treat your TMJ/TMD, you’ll continue to experience chronic jaw pain, which could get worse over time, thanks to continued joint damage and inflammation. You may also experience severe chronic headaches.
If it’s caused by a poor bite alignment, TMJ/TMD can also contribute to sleep disorders like sleep apnea, which causes interruptions in your breathing at night and raises your risk of heart attack and stroke.
Overall, you’ll experience a lot of negative effects that can impair your sleep, your mood, and your day-to-day lifestyle, and if you don’t get help, TMJ/TMD will only get worse. So contact us now to get an appointment for TMJ?TMD treatment in West Bend.
Restorative dentistry is usually used to repair teeth that are damaged or missing due to issues like gum disease, tooth decay, and oral trauma. If you have a broken, damaged or missing tooth in West Bend, we have a wide range of restorative options that will get you back to optimal health.
The most common sign of an infected tooth is a toothache that lasts more than a day or two. You may also notice issues like sensitivity to heat, cold and the pressure of chewing, or inflammation/discoloration of the gum around the affected tooth. If you experience any of these symptoms, call us today to get the treatment you need to get back to optimal oral health.
If you don’t fix a tooth that’s been damaged by a cavity or dental trauma, it’s highly likely that the enamel will continue to decay, causing a tooth infection. If left untreated, infected teeth will die from the inside out. When it comes to damaged teeth, time is always of the essence. Call today to get the restorative treatment you need and ensure that your oral health issue doesn’t become worse down the road!