TMJ Orthotics

TMJ Orthotics

Treating TMJ with TMJ orthotics

TMJ Orthotics

Treating TMJ with TMJ orthotics

Dr. Benjamin Polan helps fix your bite with TMJ orthotics in Beverly, MA

Treating TMJ with TMJ orthotics

Everybody’s jaw and teeth have slightly different ways they fit together, and when the natural order for your jaw and teeth are just a tad off your mouth doesn’t work quite the way it should. Eventually, your jaw muscles begin to do work they weren’t designed to do, which involves attempting to bring your jaw back to its correct arrangement.

How does this imbalance happen?

Teeth that have been chipped or ground down from night grinding and a jaw out of alignment are common causes for TMJ disorders. Sometimes, the issues caused by bedtime teeth grinders can be resolved with a simple mouthguard. If necessary, a dentist can custom fit one of these mouthguards for you. In addition to relieving your TMJ disorder, this mouth-guard can also release some of the pressure put on your teeth and cut down on teeth grinding damage.

A misaligned jaw can often be fixed with a dental orthotic, which is basically a brace or a TMJ splint. A TMJ orthotic is worn over your bottom back teeth. Nobody can see these braces and they serve to prevent your jaw from overworking and help return it to a healthier function.

Another potential solution is teeth replacement. By using crowns or veneers, these chipped or missing places can be repaired by your dentist. In fact, if all your teeth are damaged, a dentist can also do a full mouth restoration. Not only will your dental damage be fixed, but you will also have a more even and aesthetically pleasing smile.

Do any of these symptoms describe you?

As much as we might wish it wasn’t so, our aesthetics are more and more important in today’s day and age. Nobody wants to miss out on a date, or be turned down for a job for something like obvious dental shortcomings. Dr. Benjamin Polan is an experienced TMJ dentist in Beverly, MA who can help you achieve the smile you desire, whether it’s for aesthetic purposes or to get rid of that chronic TMJ pain.

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TMJ Jaw Pain

TMJ Jaw Pain

TMJ can cause jaw pain

TMJ Jaw Pain

TMJ can cause jaw pain

Jaw pain? Seek out Dr. Benjamin Polan in Beverly, MA for more info on TMJ

TMJ can cause jaw pain

Among many other symptoms, consistent jaw pain is the most common sign of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, TMJ. If you have jaw joint pain, it is important that you see a TMJ dentist such as Dr. benjamin Polan in Beverly, MA who specializes in the treatment for the disorder and it’s symptoms.

About TMJ disorder

The TMJ are the two joints that hold your lower jaw to your skull bone, one on each side. These joints allow your lower jaw to move up and down and side to side. Without those joints working as they are intended, you will find it difficult and painful to eat all but the softest foods. Sometimes, people with TMJ even have trouble opening their jaws widely enough to speak clearly. Being connected to various parts of the face and body, TMJ can cause other symptoms such as neck pain, teeth grinding, headaches & migraines, and many more.

Causes of TMJ disorder

TMJ can be caused by several disorders, injuries or inflammations:

  • You may have sustained an injury to your joints in an accident, fight or fall.
  • If you grind your teeth while you sleep, you probably have or soon will have a TMJ disorder. This is a very common reason and can be caused by jaw misalignment; a tooth that is higher than other teeth nearby; or, even simple stress expressed during sleep.
  • You may have rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis in the joints.
  • There may be a dislocation of the discs inside the joints.
  • The disorder can also easily be caused by a daylong habit of walking around with a clenched jaw.

TMJ jaw pain relief

Dr. Benjamin Polan in Beverly, MA is trained to help patients with TMJ jaw pain using several methods:

  • Something as simple as cold or hot compresses will be able to relax clenched jaw muscles and relieve pain.
  • Prescriptions for pain relievers and muscle relaxers.
  • An examination may reveal teeth whose upper surfaces are not even with other teeth. Lowering the profile of the tooth or teeth and perhaps fitting them with crowns can help TMJ pain.
  • Physical therapy can help achieve a wider range of motion.
  • A mouth guard worn at night can help prevent grinding of teeth. The guard will also protect the enamel and tooth structure.
  • As a last resort, for severe cases, oral surgery may be necessary.

Relief from chronic jaw pain caused by TMJ is achievable! To begin your journey toward freedom from jaw joint pain, call the offices of Dr. Benjamin Polan in Beverly, MA and book a consultation.

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