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What is TMJ disorder treatment?
TMJ disorder treatment in Ventura is used for acute and chronic cases of TMJD. While some TMJ disorders will subside on their own, other patients experience TMJD as a long-term issue. Since TMJD is often related to tight muscles, we often recommend specific stretches, exercises, and massage to both strengthen and relax your jaw muscles and joints. We also use night guards or oral splints to treat TMJ disorders. These devices fit over your teeth and move your jaw into a position that’s less conducive to teeth grinding and alleviates problematic jaw clenching by relaxing your jaw muscles.
The process for TMJ Disorder Treatment
Your jaw joints allow you to open and close your mouth, chew and bite your food, and speak; this means that they need to comfortably move in multiple directions to function properly. After we examine your mouth, we’ll often recommend an oral appliance to use for your TMJ disorder treatment. Your oral appliance will minimize stress on your jaw and help your muscles function properly. It also repositions your jaw so that it fits better in the TMJ socket. We also work with a number of TMJ and orofacial pain specialists to ensure that your TMJD can be treated successfully to get you out of pain.
What to expect after starting TMJ Disorder Treatment
There are minimal side effects associated with TMJ night guards, and most patients find them comfortable to wear. Once you start Ventura TMJ syndrome treatment, it’s important to consistently use your oral appliance or night guard for the best results.
It might take a few nights to a few weeks to get used to sleeping with an oral appliance. You may notice extra drool and a bit of soreness as your mouth acclimates to the oral device used for Ventura TMJD treatment. We recommend wearing the appliance for as long as you can tolerate on the first night, then take it out if you need a break. Try again the next night, and over the course of a few nights to a few weeks, you will be able to wear the appliance for longer until you can sleep comfortably throughout the night.
How does tmj disorder treatment improve your oral health?
Our TMJ disorder treatment in Ventura strives to protect your teeth, muscles, and jaw joints from the stress caused by clenching and grinding your teeth. We also focus on adjusting your mouth’s position so that you’re less likely to clench your jaw and grind your teeth. These habits cause jaw pain, swelling, and stiffness that can make it uncomfortable to regularly brush and floss your teeth. Infrequent dental care is a major cause of multiple dental issues, including gum disease, tooth decay, and cavities.
What are the benefits of TMJ disorder treatment?
TMJ disorder treatment has numerous benefits for our patients:
Protects your teeth
Changing your jaw’s position helps keep your mouth moist throughout the night, reducing the likelihood of tooth decay caused by a dry mouth. This also prevents wear and tear on your teeth due to teeth grinding.
Simple to use and care for
An advantage of an oral appliance is that it’s fast and simple to use; just insert it into your mouth and you’re ready to sleep.
It’s also easy to care for the oral appliance that you use for your Ventura TMJ disorder treatment. Clean it daily with a soft-bristled brush and a mild dish soap or product designed for cleaning night guards and other oral appliances. Avoid using toothpaste on your appliance because it is too abrasive and can damage your appliance.
Improves the quality of your sleep
TMJ disorder treatment in Ventura will enhance the quality of your sleep. Your jaw will be relaxed and properly positioned, ensuring that you’re comfortable and ready to rest.
TMJ Disorder (TMJD) Treatment
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder is a condition that affects your jaw muscles, ligaments, and joints, leading to pain, swelling, and limited facial mobility. Ventura TMJ disorder treatment focuses on alleviating your symptoms and reducing their impact on your oral health.
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"We are elevating the experience of oral health care by providing dental treatment you need from a team you can trust in an understanding and caring environment."
Dr. Steph, DDS, FAGD
Family, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentist