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Achieve TMJ Relief
Your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, connects the lower part of your jaw to your skull. This vital joint has been known to be extremely sensitive to various issues causing dreaded TMJ disorders. These disorders manifest themselves through extensive pain and clicking or popping of the jaw.
Fortunately, our dentists have the training and experience to guide you down the path to long-lasting pain relief.
The common problems of TMJ appear for various reasons. It could be a reaction to jaw trauma, teeth grinding, or even clenching. Regardless of the origin of your disorder, our team is confident that we can help!
Sore or stiff jaw muscles
Clicking or popping of the jaw
Frequent headaches or neck aches
Pain when clenching your teeth
A misaligned bite
Pain when eating or yawning
Never have I experienced such a compassionate dental group. They have many years of experience in the industry. Their level of professionalism, knowledge, and ability to 'take care' of my dental needs is terrific. In the past, I dreaded having to go to the dentist. With the Masterpiece Smiles team, I am now comfortable with the experience.
Teresa B. (Masterpiece Patient)
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Using modern technology and a gentle touch, our dentists in Tulsa, OK can relieve your jaw pain.
There are several techniques to help relieve the symptoms of TMJ disorders. The first steps are to reduce muscle spasms and joint pain using prescribed medication (i.e., muscle relaxants). Your doctor will then outline jaw relaxation techniques and identify how your daily nutrition and lifestyle could contribute to this issue.
Your Tulsa dentist may also recommend splint therapy to assist with bite misalignment and teeth grinding. Splints are very similar to nightguards because they help relax your jaw muscles by keeping your teeth separated while you sleep. If you do require a splint, it will be designed specifically to meet your needs.
Some other solutions that can help include an anterior positioning appliance (moves your jaw forward) or an orthotic stabilization appliance (holds your jaw in the correct position). Although these may sound complex, they can achieve outstanding results.
Our trio of dentists can identify the best course of action during your TMJ consultation. If your case is severe, then we may consult a TMJ specialist for expert advice.