What to know
Every time you open and close your mouth to chew, smile, or yawn, you have your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) to thank. As the hinge that connects your jaw to the bone in front of each ear, the TMJ is responsible for helping your entire mouth and jaw area move smoothly.
If you ever experience pain while you chew, talk, smile, or yawn, then you could have temporomandibular disorder (TMD), a condition caused by pain and inflammation of the TMJ. Dr. Stephen Cambre has been helping patients with TMJ treatment in Slidell for more than 20 years, and he can help you too!
What Is Causing Your Jaw Pain?
The temporomandibular joint on each side of your jaw connects your jawbone to your skull. This means that any TMJ injury may cause chronic pain with every jaw movement you make.
Many patients develop TMJ problems from grinding and clenching their teeth over many years. This condition known as bruxism is difficult to prevent since it often occurs during sleep. Arthritis and jaw injuries can also lead to TMJ disorders.
Do You Have TMD?
You may need TMJ treatment if you can relate to any of the following TMD symptoms:
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Custom-Made Night Guards in Slidell
Dr. Cambre treats every patient like a member of his family. He’s committed to individualized care and is always conscientious to provide treatments proven to deliver the very best patient outcome. This is exactly why Dr. Cambre treats TMJ pain with custom-made night guards.
Using BPA-free Erkolok-Pro material from Glidewell Labs, Dr. Cambre creates comfortably fitting night guards that effectively prevent the tooth grinding and clenching known to aggravate TMJ pain.
Using a custom-made night guard is a simple, affordable, and painless way to reduce TMJ discomfort and help you chew, smile, and yawn without hesitation.
How Is TMJ Treated?
You can try to eliminate your TMJ pain with over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications, but they can’t actually solve the root cause of your disorder. It’s important to visit your Slidell TMJ dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Mouth guards, physical therapy, injections, and surgery are all possible treatment methods for joint pain.