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  • Stop damage caused by teeth grinding
  • Solve TMJ problems with a custom mouthguard
  • Ask about our new patient exam for just $85

Relieve Your Chronic Jaw Pain With TMJ Treatment in Cary

Since your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) connect your jaw to your skull, you use them for eating, speaking, yawning, and many more activities. Given this, it’s not surprising they can become irritated, resulting in a TMJ disorder that causes jaw pain and many other uncomfortable symptoms. Fortunately, our dentists can help you with TMJ treatment in Cary, NC.

Our treatment will:

  • Alleviate pressure on your jaw so it has a chance to heal
  • Keep you from clenching your jaw and grinding your teeth, two habits often linked to TMJ disorders
  • Stop TMJ symptoms such as headaches, facial pain, and earaches
  • Keep pain from spreading from your jaw and face to other areas
  • Make eating and similar activities comfortable again

If your jaw is bothering you, ask us about it at your next dental exam. If you’d rather not wait, call us today at 919-823-6967. If you’re a new patient, you’ll pay just $85 for an exam, including X-rays.

Ease the Pressure on Your Jaw With a Mouthguard

The exact cause of TMJ dysfunction isn’t known. However, many of those who suffer with TMJ problems also grind their teeth and/or clench their jaw, often in their sleep. During your exams, our dentists will look for evidence of a grinding habit, which can also damage your tooth enamel.

They may recommend a custom-made mouthguard that will:

  • Help you sleep better throughout the night
  • Let you wake up feeling rested and pain-free
  • Relieve pressure on your jaw so your TMJ can heal
  • Prevent dental sensitivity related to grinding
  • Stop damage caused by grinding, such as chipped and worn enamel

We now offer Botox® treatment for bruxism. A dose of Botox will relax your jaw muscles so that they cannot engage in destructive (and often unnoticed) clenching and tension, which result in pain and headaches. This is a great option for our patients who struggle with TMJ disorder. It will also provide a slimmer jawline by relaxing the muscles in your face.

Live Without Debilitating Symptoms of a TMJ Disorder

Chronic jaw pain is a definite sign you may have a TMJ disorder, especially if you also experience any of these other symptoms:

  • Jaw that becomes “locked” in place
  • Facial swelling and tenderness, especially around the jaw
  • Earaches or ringing in the ears
  • Frequent headaches and migraines

When you rely on us for routine dental care, we will be sure to thoroughly check your mouth for signs of teeth grinding and provide effective TMJ treatment in Cary, NC when you need it. Call Preston Dental Center today at 919-823-6967. You can also schedule online.

Common Questions About TMJ Treatment/Teeth Grinding

Are TMJ disorders treatable?

Yes. During your TMJ consultation appointment, we can go over your options in greater detail. But one of our most effective solutions is a custom-designed mouthguard that a patient can wear at night to prevent the underlying problem of teeth grinding. Our TMJ therapy options are all non-invasive.

Is TMJ treatment painful?

No, not here, at least. The problem in your temporomandibular joints can be painful, but the treatment is not. However, it is best to address the issue before your TMJ pain adversely impacts your ears, neck, and other areas of your head. For most patients, we can create a custom mouthguard to eliminate or reduce the teeth grinding that often contributes to ongoing TMJ-related troubles.

Why get TMJ treatment?

TMJ/TMD issues can be disruptive to a person’s life, especially as they cause painful pressure on your jaw that generates bigger problems elsewhere. Our safe and effective TMJ treatments can reduce your jaw discomfort, save you from other aches, enable you to chew more effectively, and help you stop grinding your teeth, which is often a large part of the problem. We’d love to show you in person what we can do to help get you some relief.

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