Find Relief from the Pain of TMJ Disorder with a TMJ Specialist
The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull on either side of the face, just in front of the ear. We put pressure on these joints routinely throughout the day simply by talking, biting, chewing, and even yawning. Many of us compound this pressure by grinding our teeth when we are stressed or even unconsciously while we are sleeping. Over time, the joints become worn, which can result in discomfort and chronic excruciating pain in some case.
We offer several TMJ treatments, including bite, mouth guard, NTI, and Invisalign® TMJ therapy. Learn more below or get in touch with one of our best TMJ specialist in Livingston NJ today by calling the number at the bottom of this page.
Causes and Symptoms of TMJ Disorder
TMJ Treatments: Bite, Mouth Guard, NTI & Invisalign® TMJ Therapy
TMJ Bite Therapy – This involves a careful analysis of the jawbones, joints, and muscles in order to assess the cause or causes of the symptoms. We educate patients about jaw exercises that can help to mitigate jaw misalignments, promote jaw control, and reduce clenching and grinding.
TMJ Mouth guard Therapy* – For patients whose tendency to clench and grind their teeth causes TMJ disorder symptoms and other types of craniofacial pain, we can custom design mouth guards (or “splints”) using an impression of their teeth. Splints prevent patients from grinding and clenching, promoting optimal jaw alignment.
TMJ NTI Therapy* – The FDA-approved NTI device represents a significant improvement over past night guards in that it attaches only to the two front teeth, requiring no support from the back teeth whatsoever. The NTI device is custom-crafted to fit comfortably in the mouth and reduces clenching while relaxing the jaw muscles. The device not only alleviates the pain associated with TMJ disorder, but also treats migraine symptoms.
TMJ Invisalign® – Patients with faulty bites and misaligned teeth may also find long-term relief from their symptoms through orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®.
*During your preventative care visit, we will clean and disinfect your appliance as a complimentary service. You may also drop off the appliance at any time for maintenance.
Learn More about TMJ Treatments & Get in Touch with a TMJ Specialist in Livingston NJ
To learn more about TMJ treatments, please contact us for a consultation. We look forward to providing you with the most convenient and comfortable dental experience you have ever had.
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