TMJ Treatment / Tooth Grinding Stop Your Teeth From Causing Pain!
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  • Receive professional treatment from our team
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TMJ Treatment / Tooth Grinding in Plainfield, IN

Do you have frequent pain in your jaw? Do you clench your teeth while sleeping? If so, you might benefit from our TMJ treatment in Plainfield. This service can allow you to:

  • Eat comfortably
  • Protect your teeth from wear and tear
  • Reduce your risk of tooth decay and oral infections

Rod Eccles, DDS can create custom splints and mouthguards in our office to relieve your jaw pain and prevent teeth grinding. Call 317-682-0884 to make an appointment at our office to start feeling better.

Stats Image More than 10 million people in the U.S. have TMJ disorder. Source.

Stop Teeth Grinding & Improve Your Jaw Function

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is where your lower jaw connects to your skull. When you have TMJ disorder (TMD), you may have symptoms like pain when opening and closing your mouth or a jaw that locks into place.

Because there are many potential symptoms and causes of TMJ disorders, you should see a professional like Dr. Eccles for a proper diagnosis. Teeth grinding can also be related to TMDs or a separate issue entirely brought on by stress, depression, a bad bite, or other sources.

To relieve any issues you may be having with tooth grinding or TMJ pain, we can create custom splints or nightguards in our general dental office. You won’t have to wait days or weeks for a lab to fabricate and ship your oral appliance!

Your appliance:

  • Prevents clenching and grinding, two behaviors associated with TMJ dysfunction
  • Reduces tension in your jaw muscles, to give your inflamed jaw a chance to heal
  • Stops headaches, earaches, and other painful symptoms of your condition

You may see even more benefits from using your custom-made appliance in conjunction with relaxation techniques, stretching exercises, massages for your jaw, and dietary changes.

Discover what our TMJ treatment in Plainfield can do to improve your daily life. Call Dr. Eccles at 317-682-0884 or schedule online for your appointment.

Common Questions About TMJ Treatment / Tooth Grinding

Can TMJ go away without treatment?

TMJ may be caused by extreme pressure placed on your jaw by jaw clenching or teeth grinding, two habits that are often linked to stress. So if your stress goes away and those behaviors stop, your TMJ pain may eventually go away too. However, it’s quicker and more effective to stop clenching and grinding with a custom-made mouthguard.

What insurance covers TMJ treatment?

Insurance coverage for TMJ treatment varies. The only way to know if your insurance company covers any part of your treatment is by researching your policy, something our team can help with. A lack of insurance shouldn’t keep you from treatment. Consider joining our Smile Care Club to save on most treatments, or you can use third-party financing.

Does TMJ treatment work?

Every case is different, of course, but most patients experience relief from TMJ pain by wearing a custom-made splint or mouth guard, which we create in-house without any delay. We can also offer suggestions for relaxation techniques and exercises to stretch your jaw. These treatments relieve pressure on your jaw so it can heal.

Is TMJ causing my headaches?

It’s possible, yes. Inflammation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can lead to pain in the surrounding muscles of the head and neck, which can be misinterpreted as migraines. By wearing a mouthguard, you can alleviate the pain caused by TMJ inflammation and potentially experience relief from headaches.

What are the signs of a TMJ disorder?

Signs of a TMJ disorder may include jaw pain, clicking or popping sounds when chewing, difficulty opening the mouth completely, facial pain, headaches, and ear pain or ringing. Some people may also experience neck and shoulder pain or toothaches unrelated to dental problems. Also, your jaw may feel locked or stuck. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to visit our practice for help.

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