The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge that connects your jawbone to your skull.
This hinge is important because you use it every day to eat, talk, smile, yawn, and do other facial movements.
People who have TMJ disorder often experience jaw pain and other symptoms due to bruxism (teeth grinding). Thankfully, our Holland dentist can create a night guard or TMJ splint for you to wear while you sleep.
Your TMJ Treatment
During your appointment, our TMJ specialist will examine your mouth and jaw to determine whether you have a TMJ disorder. Our dentist may ask you to open and close your mouth so they can feel your jaw and listen for clicking sounds. Our dentist may also press down on different areas of your jaw so he can determine the source of your pain.
Our dentists can help alleviate misalignment of your bite!
Once our dentist diagnoses your condition as a TMJ disorder, he may recommend you wear a TMJ mouth guard. Many people have a TMJ disorder due to untreated teeth grinding. The night guard will form a protective layer between your upper and lower teeth so you can avoid further oral health issues like worn enamel or tooth loss.
Our Holland TMJ dentist at David Oswald DDS is dedicated to helping you alleviate your TMJ pain with a sleeping mouth guard. To schedule an appointment with our Holland TMJ specialist, call our office at (616) 392-2587.