Stiff Jaw Movement And Other TMJ Problems

Take problems with limited, painful, or stiff jaw movement seriously. This kind of limited bite movement can be a sign of TMJ disorder, a condition that can impact your quality of life in several ways. By recognizing issues that can be traced to it, you can recognize a need to seek help from your dentist. At our Maple Grove, MN dentist’s office, we are able to provide relief through appliance therapy that guides your jaw in order to improve your dental function and alleviate discomfort. Another benefit to care is that it can help you avoid trouble from persistent teeth grinding, which is often connected to TMJ disorder and can lead to significant harm to your tooth structure.

Is Jaw Pain And Stiffness A Concern For You?

Trouble with jaw movement that is painful or limited can certainly be difficult to ignore; after all, between eating, laughing, speaking, and yawning, we will engage in a number of movements over the course of an average day. The longer it takes you to see a dentist to discuss this discomfort you feel, the more persistent it can become, and the more likely you are to experience complications that further impact your quality of life. While we can look out for the symptoms and signs of TMJ disorder during one of your routine dental  exams, you can also let us know when something seems wrong between appointments, which can lead to timely support.

Relief From TMJ Treatment

Through the use of a custom-made oral appliance, we can help you tend to issues with poor joint alignment and movement that affect your quality of life. The appliance will help you by holding your jaw in a more comfortable and natural position. With this change, you can adjust to better joint alignment and support, and you can regain the ability to comfortably bite and chew. We can also look into the possibility that you need restorative dental work to ensure vulnerable teeth are not preventing you from maintaining a natural bite.

We Can Also Help With Related Teeth Grinding Issues

People who have problems with poor joint alignment and movement can also struggle with a tendency to clench and grind their jaw while they rest. Nighttime grinding and clenching can result in more discomfort as well as serious harm to your enamel. If the problem is not resolved in time, we can discuss cosmetic or restorative treatment to address harm that makes you self-conscious.

Talk To Your Maple Grove, MN Dentist About Your Potential TMJ Problems

Through treatment for TMJ problems, we can take on problems with the way your poor joint alignment and jaw movement affects your quality of life. For more information on this or another service that we provide, reach out to Elm Creek Dental in Maple Grove, MN, today at 763-416-0606.