TMJ/TMD Therapy – Plainville, CT
Get the Jaw Pain Relief You Deserve
If you’ve ever placed your fingers just below your ears and opened and closed your mouth, you probably felt your temporomandibular joints (TMJs), which attach your jaw to your skull. These joints are essential in talking and chewing, and when they become strained, serious pain can occur. TMJ disorder, also called TMD, requires expert diagnosis and treatment, which we’re happy to provide here at Central Connecticut Dental Group. To finally get the jaw pain relief you deserve, call our office and set up an appointment!
Why Choose Central CT Dental Group for TMJ/TMD Therapy?
- Trusted by Plainville Families for 40+ Years
- Safe, High-Definition Digital Dental X-Rays
- Same-Day & Weekend Appointments for Dental Emergencies
Diagnosis & Treatment
The longer TMD remains untreated, the more problems it may cause for your teeth (and the worse your discomfort may become). After looking over your mouth and jaw, our dentists will identify the source of the problem, whether that be from bruxism (chronic nighttime teeth grinding), uneven teeth or dental restorations, or something else. From there, we’ll work closely with you to determine the best course of treatment to alleviate your pain.
When your upper and lower arches don’t come together properly, the jaws can’t achieve a comfortable resting position, and the TMJs suffer from tension as a result. Often, the teeth aren’t able to meet correctly due to certain teeth or restorations “sticking out,” which we can fix with occlusal adjustments. Our dentists can make slight, careful changes to these teeth or restorations to evenly distribute your biting force, bring your jaws into the ideal alignment, and relieve your TMD-related discomfort.
An occlusal splint is a mouthguard-like appliance that is worn over the teeth, typically only at night. As you sleep, the splint gently shifts your lower jaw forward into a position that takes much of the strain off of your TMJs. The splint also comes with the added benefit of protecting the teeth from the nocturnal grinding that is often associated with TMD. After wearing occlusal splints as directed for a few months, many of our patients have found permanent relief from painful TMD symptoms.