Do you clench or grind your teeth when stressed? You may have a TMJ disorder. TMJ disorders are caused by the temporomandibular joints which aid in speaking and chewing. These joints connect the jawbone to the skull. If patients have an injury or are under stress, they can develop muscle strain in their TMJ. We provide TMJ treatment as a restorative dental treatment for patients in Bryn Mawr, PA. Our dental team works with patients to help them restore function and comfort to their teeth and TMJ.
The most common signs of TMJ disorders are:
- Teeth clenching and grinding (Bruxism)
- Chronic headaches and migraines
- Tooth pain and sensitivity
- Worn and damaged teeth
- Difficulty biting and chewing
- Jaw pain and stiffness
Please contact our office if you notice any of these symptoms. Our team will thoroughly examine and take x-rays of your teeth and gums to find the right treatment to meet your needs.
TMJ Treatment in Bryn Mawr, PA
One of the best treatments for patients who clench and grind their teeth at night is nightguards. These oral appliances are customized to fit each patient’s unique smile. Nightguards are made of hard acrylic that keeps the teeth apart. Wearing this oral appliance at night prevents bruxism and further tooth wear.
We may also recommend physical therapy and a soft diet for our TMJ patients. During physical therapy, patients learn exercises to improve their posture and alleviate jaw and tooth pressure. Eating a soft diet for several weeks also allows the jaw to rest. Orthodontics is also an option if patients have crooked or misaligned teeth that contribute to tooth and jaw pain. Straightening the smile and creating a more even bite can reverse TMJ symptoms.
Request a Dental Appointment
Do you think you may have a TMJ disorder? Call the dentists at Main Line Family Dentistry for comfortable treatment at 610.601.2978. You may also schedule a dental consultation with our team on our website. We welcome any concerns or questions you may have about your specific treatment. At your next visit, ask us about your options and we will gladly help.