TMJ Treatment Options that Really Work
Most people who visit their Anchorage, Alaska, TMJ dentist discover almost immediate relief from their painful TMJ symptoms with fairly conservative TMJ treatment. Surgery is rarely an option, which is excellent news for TMJ patients.
With neuromuscular treatment for TMJ, your TMJ dentist will realign your bite to reverse the symptoms of this painful condition. They will focus on your smile’s hard and soft tissues to ensure a comfortable new bite. Your jaw position will be corrected with realignment, and the symptoms of TMJ will begin to disappear.
Neuromuscular orthodontics has proven hugely successful in treating the painful symptoms of TMJ. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is often associated with TMJ, so if it’s determined that you also have sleep apnea, treatment for that will also be discussed.
Using gentle, non-invasive therapy to guide your jaw back into place, TMJ treatment in Anchorage, Alaska, will release the stress on the joints and muscles of and around the Temporomandibular Joint area.
So many people in the Anchorage area have benefitted from an effective conservative TMJ treatment known as TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) technology. TENS relaxes and vibrates your jaw, relieving stress and tension. TENS also reduces pain in and around the Temporomandibular Joint area.
If you suffer from TMJ, you may benefit from an oral appliance that will be worn while you sleep. TMJ is caused by and exacerbated by bruxism, which is the grinding and clenching of your jaw and teeth at night. Many people are not even aware that they grind their teeth at night. An oral appliance custom-made, especially for you, will keep your jaw in its optimal position while you sleep. This, in turn, will alleviate the painful symptoms you feel after a night of grinding and clenching your teeth and jaw.