Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) are caused by the joints that aid in biting, chewing, and speaking. When the temporomandibular joints are injured or under stress, patients can feel sensitivity and pain in the jaw, teeth, and face. Over time, TMJ disorders can become highly damaging and painful. Because of this, we recommend that patients contact our office for early care. At Enhanced Dental Care, we offer restorative dental care through TMJ treatment in our Rehoboth Beach, DE office. Our dentists help patients restore function and comfort to the TMJ, the jaw and facial muscles, and the natural smile.
TMD can manifest in a variety of ways. There are several common signs of TMJ disorders:
- Teeth clenching and grinding (Bruxism)
- Chronic headaches and migraines
- Ear pain, feeling of fullness in the ears
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Jaw clicking or popping
- Tooth and jaw pain
- Worn or fractured teeth
Please contact our office if you have noticed these symptoms. Our dental team will take scans of your teeth and jaw to determine the right treatment to alleviate your TMD symptoms.
TMJ Treatment in Rehoboth Beach, DE
If you have mild TMD, we will recommend facial exercises and muscle relaxation techniques. These exercises reduce tension in the jaw. We can also create custom-made nightguards. Nightguards are similar to mouthguards but are used to alleviate tooth and jaw pain. This oral appliance repositions the jaw so the teeth make proper contact. They also ensure that the jaw joints and muscles remain relaxed.
In addition, if you have sustained dental injuries from bruxism, or teeth clenching and grinding, we can help. We will recommend dental veneers, crowns, or tooth bonding treatments. These cosmetic and restorative treatments create a more even smile and strengthen weakened teeth.
Contact Our Dental Office
Do you suspect that you have a TMJ disorder? Contact the dentists at Enhanced Dental Care today. Call our dental office for care at (302) 306-5179. At your next dental visit, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about your treatment. We will always be glad to help.