It can be hard to overlook the importance of talking to your dentist about certain issues. For example, it is smart to say something if you have tooth pain, particularly when it is severe or has persisted for several days. It can also be beneficial to ask about cosmetic dental work if you are tired of feeling self-conscious about your smile. However, it may be less easy to see the advantage in mentioning certain issues. Would you tell your dentist that you have been having more issues with headaches? This may seem like an odd matter to bring up, but headaches that are linked to problems with poor jaw alignment and movement can be a cause for concern, one that your Riverside, CA dentist can address.
Why You Might Want To Look Into TMJ Therapy
If you have issues with jaw pain and stiffness, problems with neck and shoulder pain, more frequent headaches, or a habit of unconsciously grinding your teeth, you should look into TMJ therapy. This is a service that targets problems with the alignment and movement of your jaw. When your joints are no longer working in alignment, you can experience worsening discomfort that leads to pain and limited overall movements.
Providing Relief For Persistent Jaw Pain
Through the use of a custom oral appliance, we can begin the process of easing tension on your jaw and make corrections to poor alignment. Your appliance will be made just for you, as the goal is to gently correct the position of your jaw to keep your joints in better alignment. Over time, this can reduce tension and help you maintain better dental movements. To further support your dental function, we can look at restoring teeth that are not contributing properly to your bite.
Planning Treatment To Restore Teeth Affected By Grinding
If your problems with TMJ disorder include problems with teeth grinding, we can provide protection against further harm. Because bruxism often leads to problems with nightly grinding and clenching, an oral guard while you sleep can be an important line of defense. If there are signs of wear and tear that already affect your smile, we can discuss the advantages to restorative or cosmetic dental work in improving your appearance and oral health.
Talk To Your Riverside, CA Dentist About Starting TMJ Therapy
Once you become aware of TMJ disorder and its impact on your life, you should talk to your Riverside, CA dentist about treatment. To find out more about how we can help you, or to reach one of our other locations, call us at the following:
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.