At Smile Creations we also treat TMJ disorders and jaw joint problems. Patients that tend to grind or clench their teeth at night while they're sleeping, will wake up in the morning with headaches, earaches and other problems. By treating TMJ disorders and problems with appliances that we use here at Smile Creations, we're able to help relieve a lot of the pain that patients have when they wake up in the morning. Or from clenching or grinding at night, which is a symptom of sleep apnea, which we also treat here at Smile Creations.
Click. Pop. Ouch. If these are common occurrences when chewing or moving your jaw, Smile Creations will find out if you require TMJ treatment. And if you’re experiencing constant headaches or jaw/facial pain, we’ll find out if teeth grinding is causing the problems.
Please check out the information below – our TMJ treatments and solutions for teeth grinding could swiftly end your daily pain.
Call 920-243-4122 with any questions or to schedule an appointment at our Neenah, WI dentist office!
Find Out Why Your Jaw Or Head Always Hurts
Your pain could be caused by two common conditions, both of which Dr. James Eike is able to easily treat:
- TMJ/TMD. Your jaw joints are called temporomandibular joints, or “TMJ” for short. That clicking and/or popping you hear and feel could be due to temporomandibular joint disorder, or “TMD.” TMD often causes persistent headaches, migraines, and regular jaw pain.
- Teeth Grinding. You may be aware that you grind your teeth during the day. You could also be grinding your teeth at night without even knowing it, which is a condition known as “bruxism.” Teeth grinding not only damages the enamel in your teeth, but also causes severe jaw pain and headaches/migraines.
Smile Creations’ Solutions To End Your Discomfort
Though it seems almost too simple, a comfortable, professionally made oral appliance can make this pain go away. We will create a customized mouthguard, splint, or NTI (Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition) oral appliance to:
- Correct your bite if it’s misaligned, which can cause TMD
- Prevent you from grinding your teeth
- Relax your jaw
Call 920-243-4122 to schedule an appointment at our Neenah, WI dentist office. You can also use our online form to contact us with questions or set up a visit. There’s no reason for you to deal with daily pain, especially since we can make it stop so quickly and easily.