If you place your hands directly below your ears, on either side of your face, you’ll find the temporomanidbular joints, or TMJ for short. These joints are among the most complex in the entire human body, and like all joints, they can become painful and inflamed. At Smile Generators P.C., we provide leading-edge treatment for TMJ disorder. Our Carmel TMJ dentist can provide a customized night guard to alleviate TMJ issues related to bruxism, improving your health and sense of wellbeing.
The TMJ act as a hinge between your upper and lower jaw, making it possible to chew, swallow, yawn and speak. If you find it painful or difficult to move your jaw, you may suffer from TMJ disorder. Our Carmel TMJ dentist will evaluate your symptoms, perform a comprehensive examination and discuss with you your dental and medical history to attain an accurate diagnosis. A TMJ disorder can be attributed to a number of causes, including arthritis, dental injuries, misaligned teeth and bruxism. Bruxism refers to a nightly teeth grinding habit, which places excess strain on the TMJ and can cause teeth to wear down. With the fabrication and placement of a customized night guard, you can keep your teeth slightly separated while you sleep to alleviate pressure on the joints. We custom design your night guard to fit comfortably and precisely, and to deliver the most effective outcome of care. Our friendly, experienced professional team will take the time to teach you how to properly utilize and maintain your night guard, and will be happy to answer any questions regarding treatment.
With the care of our experienced Carmel TMJ dentist it’s stress-free and convenient to get much needed relief from TMJ disorder. At Smile Generators P.C. we provide personalized solutions for all your dental healthcare needs. To learn more about TMJ disorder or to schedule an appointment, give us a call today.