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TMJ Treatment

A misaligned bite and other issues can strain your temporomandibular joints (TMJs), resulting in headaches, jaw pain, and other symptoms.

Our dentists in Boston, MA, offer TMJ treatment to provide the lasting relief you deserve.

Find out how Boston Prosthodontics can treat TMJ disorder to relieve your pain and improve your quality of life...

What Is TMJ Disorder?

The temporomandibular joint acts like a sliding hinge, joining your jawbone and your skull. TMJ disorder (sometimes called TMD) is characterized by inflammation of the tissues that make up these joints. This can be due to an imbalanced bite, arthritis, an injury, or other causes. Boston Prosthodontics is here to help if you are suffering with symptoms of this condition.

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The Importance of a Balanced Bite

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If your upper and lower dental arches meet improperly, you probably don't realize how much your TMJs are constantly strained by trying to compensate and achieve a comfortable bite. Over time, this strain can cause severe discomfort. If an imbalanced bite is causing your symptoms, we can provide the relief you need through custom prosthodontics and other solutions.

TMJ Treatments
 

The first step in successfully treating TMJ is to find the underlying cause. Boston Prosthodontics uses sophisticated, state-of-the-art technology to assess your teeth and jaws for precise diagnosis and treatment. If we believe an imbalanced bite is the cause, we offer several methods of treating TMD:

Splint or Mouth Guard:

The most common corrective treatment for TMJ is a specially designed mouthguard that balances your bite. The device acts as a splint to keep your teeth apart and prevent clenching and grinding. The guard can reduce pain and discomfort as it relieves pressure and strain on your temporomandibular joints. It is usually worn overnight.

Restorative Dentistry

Patients whose TMJ symptoms include bruxism might find the condition has caused their teeth to become damaged or worn. The dentist may recommend custom crowns, bridges, or other dental procedures to not only repair these teeth, but also achieve proper balance between the top and bottom dental arches. We provide high-quality restorations that fit properly and look entirely natural.

Orthodontics

Some patients may require orthodontics to correct significant jaw alignment issues. We offer Invisalign®, a discreet and simplified orthodontic solution that many adults find to be an excellent fit for their lifestyles.

If our dentists cannot identify the cause of your TMD, or if they believe you require a treatment that they cannot provide, they can refer you to a specialist.
Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group

Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group

At the Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group, we pride ourselves on providing the highest possible standard of care for all of our patients. Our team of doctors is affiliated with a variety of prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American Board of Prosthodontics
  • American College of Prosthodontists
  • Academy of Osseointegration

For more information about our services, contact us online or call (617) 523-5451 today.

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