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TMJ Treatment Spring TX

woman with painful jawMuch like the inner workings of a car, your teeth, jaws and gums are a mechanical system. Similarly, these structures can break down from even normal use just as your vehicle does over time. With this wear and tear, problems such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can occur – even if you think your jaw feels fine.

It might sound strange, but Dr. Gambertoglio can spot the signs of TMJ damage long before you know that you have it. or you may be unaware that your symptoms are related to TMJ. The damage will show, however, in the wear of your teeth.

The signs that you may have TMJ disorder include

  • Tingling in the face
  • Headaches
  • Ear pain
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • A yellow line on teeth
  • Flattened teeth

By having your TMJ problems addressed early on, you can slow the progress, ensure that you don’t experience TMJ-related pain and have a cost-effective solution.

Why a Nightguard Isn’t the Answer

Most dentists would recommend that you wear a mouthguard at night to protect your teeth from damage. Though they focus on protecting the teeth, they may not realize that there are devices that will stop you entirely from grinding.

With a Flat Plane Splint, only your back teeth touch, which sends a message to your brain that the muscles in the jaw should not contract or there will be a danger of breaking the teeth. When a large surface is touching, however, as it does with a mouthguard, your jaw muscles will continue to contract, as your body knows there is no danger of breaking teeth when so many are aligned.

Let Us Help You

By addressing your dental problems before they become more substantial, you can save time and money on future TMJ treatment Spring. Contact Peter Gambertoglio, DDS today to get started on improving your oral health!
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TMJ Treatment Spring | (281) 350-8852