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
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.
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.