Teeth Grinding & TMJ Treatments Prevent Pain And Protect Your Smile

Pain or soreness in your jaw and face make for a rude awakening in the morning. If you’re constantly dealing with these symptoms, it’s possible that you have TMJ disorder or suffer from bruxism, also known as teeth grinding. Get teeth grinding and TMJ treatment only here at Newingham Dental Center in Birmingham, MI.

Dr. Newingham on TMJ and TMD Read Transcript

At Newingham Dental Center, Dr. Justin Newingham will find a solution to:

  • Relieve your pain
  • Prevent damage to your teeth and jaw
  • Save you money that you might otherwise be spending on pain medication or restorative services for damaged teeth
  • Help you more easily chew your food

Dr. Newingham always looks at surgery as a last resort, and we’ve found that we can often use less invasive options for TMJ treatment, such as oral appliances, to eliminate jaw pain and soreness.

Call 248-972-8720 today to schedule a free TMJ treatment consultation at our Birmingham, MI dentist office.

Providing Custom Solutions To Relieve Your TMJ Pain

Dr. Newingham will first examine your mouth and jaw as well as take digital X-rays to identify the problem and its cause. If he finds your pain is related to your TMJ, he can provide relief by:

  • Adjusting a failing dental crown or tooth filling that is altering your bite, which we can easily perform.
  • Fitting you with a custom oral appliance to extend your jaw and correct your bite while you sleep. This will fix misalignment issues, as well as prevent you from grinding your teeth at night.
  • Refer you to a trusted physical therapist in the area for beneficial therapy
  • If necessary, we can also provide daytime mouthguards to prevent teeth grinding while you’re awake.

Determining The Cause Of TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorder is caused when there is misalignment, injury, or other issues with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This is the joint below your ears that connects your jaw to your skull. If you have a TMJ disorder, you may hear a clicking or popping sound when you move your jaw. Some of the causes may include:

  • Teeth grinding and clenching
  • Stress
  • Arthritis
  • Jaw injury/trauma to the jaw
  • Misaligned bite
  • Failing restorations

Call Today To Relieve Your Jaw Pain & Protect Your Smile

Call 248-972-8720 to contact our Birmingham, MI dentist office for your TMJ treatment consultation with Dr. Newingham. You can also schedule an appointment online. We’re ready to put an end to your TMJ pain!

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