The temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
is a hinge connecting your jawbone to your skull. It allows your jaw to move, which in turn, gives you the ability to talk and chew food normally. If you suffer from pain in this area, you might be struggling with a temporomandibular disorder (TMD). Let the expert team of Schulman Esthetic and General Dentistry diagnose and treat whatever type of TMD you may be struggling with — helping you find the relief you deserve.
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Should You Get a TMJ Mouthguard?
You should consider getting a mouthguard if you are showing one or more symptoms of TMD. By getting a custom TMJ mouthguard as early as possible, you can more easily prevent the condition from getting worse and treat the issue once and for all.
Here are some signs of TMD:
- Jaw Discomfort
- Face, Shoulder, Neck, and/or Back Pain
- Popping and/or locking jaw
If you notice any of these symptoms, set up a consultation with Schulman Esthetic and General Dentistry right away. We will diagnose your condition and determine if the symptoms you are exhibiting are due to TMD. Rest assured that our team is committed to providing you with the best treatment option.
Why Choose Custom TMJ Mouthguards?
While there are over-the-counter (OTC) TMJ mouthguards you can purchase, we strongly recommend that you opt to only use custom TMJ mouthguards. The low prices of OTC mouthguards may feel tempting for many individuals, but the truth is that they don’t work in most cases. Most of the OTC mouthguards you can find are the “one size fits all” type. They are not made for your mouth’s unique shape, thus they can’t do any significant improvements in your jaw joint pain or discomfort.
By getting a custom-fitted TMJ mouthguard at Schulman Esthetic and General Dentistry, you will have better chances of solving your TMD for good. More importantly, they can comfortably fit in your mouth, so wearing them regularly will be less of a problem for you. Custom TMJ mouthguards can last much longer than their OTC counterparts — making them a great investment to manage your TMD or other similar conditions.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you are suffering from pain in your jaw area, it’s best to schedule a consultation with Schulman Esthetic and General Dentistry. Our team will assess your condition and identify the root cause of the pain or discomfort you are experiencing. In case you have TMD, we can give you a professionally molded mouthguard that can help start your road to recovery.
Schedule an appointment with us today.