Living with daily jaw pain can be difficult, but many people keep enduring problems with joint stiffness, limited movement with biting and chewing, and other problems linked to TMJ disorder. At our North Hollywood, CA dentist’s office, we can help you identify the cause of your frequent discomfort, which can lead to better jaw movement and freedom from pain. We can work with you to find the right solution to your difficulties. Mouth guards, physical therapy, and other services can help you live without the frequent discomfort that TMJ disorder can cause. We can also provide restorative services to take care of teeth that are in poor health and not contributing properly to your bite.
When Jaw Pain Is A Frequent Problem
When jaw pain becomes a frequent issue, or when it limits your ability to bite, chew, or speak, you should talk with your dentist. These issues can point to a problem with TMJ disorder, a problem that occurs when your jaw joints are not properly aligned. No single issue leads to the difficulties with poor alignment and general aches and pains. It can occur if your bite movement is uneven, if you have arthritis in your joints, or if an injury affects the joints. It can also become an issue that worsens over time if you have poor dental health, as teeth in poor condition can be hard to rely on when you bite and chew food.
Making Corrections Through TMJ Therapy
Through TMJ therapy, we can take on your difficulties with jaw pain and stiffness so that you can live without daily discomfort. The right approach varies for patients. For some, we can advise starting treatment with medication or physical therapy. Services to realign your jaw or reconstructive services can also be called for. With that said, many people benefit from therapy with a custom mouth guard that encourages better alignment.
Restoring Unhealthy Teeth To Improve Your Bite
Restorative dental work can improve your bite function by protecting teeth that are in poor condition, either because of decay or due to an injury. When appropriate, we can even take on more significant problems, which can help you recover and enjoy better bite support. The services we offer include full mouth rehabilitation or oral surgery, which can resolve significant concerns with your dental health.
Talk To Your North Hollywood, CA Dentist About TMJ Therapy
Through TMJ therapy, we can help you take on problems with your jaw health and alignment that affect your daily life. We provide different treatment options, which is how we can help people experiencing different degrees of discomfort put problems with jaw pain and stiffness behind them. If you would like to learn more, contact Modern Smiles in North Hollywood, CA at 818-763-9353.