TMD Therapy Overview
For many, jaw pain can cause immense discomfort. If jaw pain and clenching your teeth in your sleep sounds familiar to you, you may be one of the millions of Americans suffering from a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Commonly called TMJ (temporomandibular joint), this prevalent problem affects many people’s daily lives.
At Core Sleep Solutions our North Phoenix dental office offer solutions to help you find relief from your TMD. Our dental team is passionate about helping you find the right treatment for your TMJ pain.
How is TMD Diagnosed?
TMD is usually caused by a misaligned bite or a previous injury to the jaw. To diagnose TMD, Dr. Gary Core will conduct an examination of your mouth and jaw. He will evaluate your bite, take x-rays, and talk with you about your dental and related medical history.
Once a diagnosis of TMD is made, the dental specialists at our North Phoenix practice will work with you to find the right way to alleviate your TMJ-related pain. At Core Sleep Solutions, we recognize that all patients are unique- what works for one person won’t necessarily work for the next. As a TMJ specialist, Dr. Core can help you identify the cause of your jaw pain and develop a treatment plan that tackles your specific TMD.
How is TMD Treated?
With so many treatment options, finding the right TMD solution can be overwhelming. Dr. Core works with each patient to determine the most effective and most comfortable treatment for each patient’s unique TMJ pain. Some patients may find relief with a custom bite, guard, by using relaxation techniques, or in extreme cases by taking muscle relaxants. The most effective long term option, though, in the case of a misaligned bite, is to alter the teeth by eliminating the misalignment altogether.
Called “realignment,” this treatment alleviates TMD symptoms and as a bonus, often improves the cosmetic appearance of your teeth. Realignment modifies the way the upper and lower teeth meet, improving the bite. The procedure adjusts your natural teeth, as well as any restorations to achieve a perfect fit. This procedure is highly successful and is the feedback from patients is great!
With proper treatment, most of our patients cannot believe the difference.
Contact Us Today for Help!
Core Sleep Solutions of North Phoenix has helped countless people treat their painful TMD, improving their sleep and many other aspects of their lives. Dr. Core and his compassionate staff want to show you how they can help. Contact us today for a consultation and to learn more.