Do you have frequent pain in your jaw? Do you clench your teeth while sleeping? If you think you might benefit from a TMJ treatment or teeth grinding solution, contact Plainfield, Indiana dentist Rod Eccles, DDStoday!
Dr. Eccles and our professional team create custom splints and mouthguards to relieve your jaw pain and prevent teeth grinding.
TMJ Disorder And Teeth Grinding Explained
The TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is a technical term for the place where your jaw connects to your skull. Because there are many potential symptoms of TMJ disorder (TMD), you should see a professional like Dr. Eccles for a proper diagnosis. Here are some common TMJ symptoms:
- Migraine-like headaches
- Pain when opening your mouth widely to chew or yawn
- A jaw that gets “stuck” or locks
- Clicking or popping sounds when you open and close your mouth
- Tenderness and/or swelling of the jaw muscles
Teeth grinding can also be a symptom of TMD, or a separate issue entirely brought on by stress, depression, a bad bite, or other sources.
TMJ And Teeth Grinding Solutions
To relieve any issues you may be having with tooth grinding or TMJ pain, we can create custom splints or nightguards right here in our Plainfield, IN dental office. You won’t have to wait days or weeks for a lab to fabricate and ship your oral appliance!
Your oral appliance will shift the position of your jaw to prevent clenching, grinding, tension, and even chronic migraine headaches. This will allow any inflammation to heal and relieve your pain.
We can also recommend several options for you to try at home to relieve TMD symptoms and teeth grinding, including:
- Relaxation techniques
- Stretching exercises
- Jaw massages
- Diet changes
Get relief from jaw pain and call Plainfield, Indiana dentist Rod Eccles, DDS at 317-682-0884 to schedule your appointment to discuss TMJ treatment and teeth grinding solutions. You can also use our online form.