Get Relief From Jaw Pain With TMJ Treatment in Dallas, TX

With his focus on comprehensive care and oral systemic health, Dallas, TX dentist Dr. Cary Shatto doesn’t just treat problems like cavities and infected teeth. For example, he can offer TMJ treatment to help relieve an aching jaw. If your jaw pain is related to issues with your temporomandibular joints (TMJ), a custom-made nightguard may help you feel better.

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A custom nightguard, created just for you, fits better than the ones you can purchase online or at a retail store. Dr. Shatto will carefully examine you to determine the best kind of nightguard to use to relieve the pressure you put on your TMJ while you sleep.

Your nightguard will:

  • Stop you from grinding teeth and clenching teeth, problems that can contribute to TMJ pain
  • Relieve painful symptoms related to a TMJ disorder, such as headaches or earaches
  • Use a conservative and inexpensive solution to address TMJ issues

For help easing your TMJ pain, call American Family Dental at 214-340-4965.

See Us If You’re Suffering With TMJ Symptoms

A persistently sore jaw is one of the most obvious symptoms of a TMJ disorder. However, you also may experience:

  • Difficulty opening your jaws wide
  • Jaws that lock or become “stuck” when you open or close your mouth
  • Facial swelling, especially around the jaw
  • Chronic earaches or ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Pain or tenderness in your face, neck, and shoulders

A Nightguard Often Relieves TMJ Pain

No one knows exactly what causes a TMJ disorder. Among the factors that can contribute to the problem are teeth grinding, which puts pressure on your TMJ, and stress that leads you to clench your jaw. Many people may not even know they have these behaviors because they occur during the night. A nightguard can help by gently easing your jaw into a comfortable position that makes it impossible to clench or grind your teeth.

To see if you need TMJ treatment, call 214-340-4965 to make an appointment with Dr. Cary Shatto. You can also use our online form to schedule your visit.

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