TMJ Therapy in Peoria, AZ
What Is TMJ Therapy?
The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is the spot where your jaw connects to your skull to enable you to open and close your jaw easily. Sometimes the TMJ is damaged or injured, resulting in a debilitating condition called temporomandibular joint dysfunction or disorder (TMD). If you are having pain or hearing noises when you move your jaw, then schedule a consultation with Reflections Dental to determine if you have TMD. At his practice in Peoria, AZ, Dr. Hildebrandt uses advanced equipment to assess and care for your TMD to relieve pain. Your treatment will be based on the cause of your TMD and your particular condition, but a few options are oral appliances (mouth or night guards), bite modification, dental restorations, and much more.
What Can I Expect from TMJ Therapy?
To help diagnose temporomandibular disorder (TMD), Dr. Hildebrandt will carefully listen and understand your concerns before performing a physical exam. During the examination, he will evaluate the movement of your jaw and start looking for signs of misalignment, jaw clenching, and teeth grinding. He will also palpate the jaw and surrounding area for any swelling and tenderness. Dr. Hildebrandt might want to have digital images of your lower face or an analysis of your bite to look for underlying factors that could determine your treatment approach. Based on the exam, he will go over your treatment choices, which may include a dental appliance, orthodontics, or dental restorations (crowns, bridges, or dentures).
What Are the Benefits of TMJ Therapy?
At Reflections Dental, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) therapy features a variety of upsides that allow Peoria, AZ patients to achieve an improved quality of life. These advantages include:
- Lessening chronic pain and soreness associated with TMJ issues
- Enhancing jaw function and movement
- Calming neck pain, headaches, facial pain, and earaches
- Decreasing the sound of jaw clicking or popping
- Resulting in improved sleep
- Reducing the likelihood of more dental complications
- Easing pressure and apprehension levels linked to chronic pain
- Elevating a patient's overall quality of life
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Advanced TMD Treatments
Pain in your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can make it hard to eat, speak, and enjoy your everyday life. Since there are many possible causes, signs, and remedies to treat temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), make a consultation with Dr. Donald Hildebrandt at his practice in Peoria, AZ. He will give you a thorough exam prior to your diagnosis and discuss treatment choices. Get in touch with the staff at Reflections Dental to learn more and schedule your appointment.