TMJ Treatment in Round Rock, TX
Have you been waking up in the morning with a headache or pain in your jaw? These and other symptoms that include pain in the face, mouth, or jaw, can be a sign that you’re grinding your teeth, and TMJ may be the culprit.
In some cases, these symptoms can be so severe that they have a serious, detrimental impact on your quality of life. But like many patients who visit our Round Rock dental office to talk about their symptoms, you may not know that qualified professionals like Dr. Lewcock and Dr. Zavala can often use a customized dental appliance to provide much-needed relief.
What Causes TMJ?
TMJ is a term that people commonly use to refer to Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMD. This condition is not rare or unusual, and many people’s lives have been disrupted because of severe headaches, face and jaw pain, and teeth grinding (bruxism).
There are a wide variety of causes for painful TMJ symptoms, but a misaligned dental bite is often the culprit. As you grind your teeth, this constant stress takes its toll, wearing away healthy natural tooth structure. If we don’t address the symptoms of TMJ, the excess stress can lead to deterioration of your jawbone and possible tooth loss.
Treating the Symptoms of TMJ
Treating your TMJ symptoms is not as complicated as it may sound – in many cases, it’s possible for us to reduce your symptoms without the need for costly and complicated surgery. Before we map out your customized treatment plan, we need to look for the source of your teeth grinding. We will check your bite to collect information about the balance between your jaw joint and the way your teeth come into contact with each other.
Once we have established a diagnosis, we can fit you with an FDA-approved device that fits comfortably over your front teeth and works by balancing your dental bite. This appliance is specifically designed to reduce the discomfort associated with TMJ symptoms, including teeth grinding, headaches, and migraines.
Effective Solutions That Fit Your Needs
The only way to pinpoint the exact cause of your symptoms and the best type of treatment is to contact our office and arrange for a consultation. Our convenient hours allow you to easily get in to see us before or after work. Dental insurance may cover your TMJ appliance, and we will work with you to determine your portion of costs before we begin treatment.
With all the resources at our disposal, there is simply no reason to go through life with TMJ and its frustrating, painful symptoms. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the most effective, up-to-date dental health solutions available. We will take all the time necessary to work with you to find the treatment that best fits your needs and restores your quality of life.