Tooth decay and cavities can certainly hurt your smile, but so can teeth grinding and clenching. If you suspect you are among the millions with this problem, plan to visit us soon. We’ll check for wear and tear on your teeth. We’ll also want to know if you are having headaches or jaw pains. We could help with our Colorado Springs TMJ treatment, which can:
- Stop you from grinding down your teeth.
- Reduce your jaw pain and other pains.
- Help you eat comfortably again.
- Protect your teeth.
You shouldn’t suffer through a TMJ disorder. To ease your pain, make an appointment by calling Accura Dental today at 719-249-2854. We’re open for early morning, evening, and Saturday appointments.
Stop Wearing Down Your Smile
At our office, we can use one or more of the following to help you treat this problem:
- Laser light therapy
- Mouthguards to wear while you sleep
- Splints (special oral appliances) for severe cases
- Muscle relaxation therapy
- Active physical therapy
Your individual treatment plan will be based on the severity of your TMJ troubles and your specific symptoms. Our goal is to stop you from causing more damage to your teeth and to end the pains you have been feeling.
Do Something to Stop Your Jaw Pain
Many people clench or grind their teeth as a way of coping with stress. Unfortunately, this can lead to earaches, headaches, and pains in your jaw, face, and neck. Some patients also have soreness in their upper back and shoulders. When these become chronic issues, this is a clue that you could have a TMJ disorder. This can make everyday activities like eating and speaking a source of pain for you.
People often don’t realize they are grinding their teeth because they do it while they are asleep. This may be why you often wake up with a sore jaw or a throbbing pain in your head. Grinding your teeth together also can wear down the enamel of your teeth. As you do this, you raise your risk for cavities, gum disease, and tooth infections.
It’s also worth noting that TMJ has been linked to untreated sleep apnea in some instances. If there’s good news about this, it’s that we can help with that, too.
You can live free from jaw pain. Come to Accura Dental for our Colorado Springs TMJ treatment. Call our office today at 719-249-2854 to get started with a consultation.