TMJ disorder causes jaw pain that can easily affect virtually every area in your daily life. Our dentists at Lovett Dental Webster are able to pinpoint the cause of your cheek and jaw pain and create a treatment plan to give you relief. While you may be able to manage your TMJ-related symptoms with over-the-counter drugs, the only long-term solutions are available through scheduling a visit with your dentist to have your teeth, jaw muscles, and bone structure examined. If you are looking for TMJ treatment options, the knowledgeable team at Lovett Dental Webster will work diligently to get you on the path to healing. We invite you to visit our modern office and experience a higher level of patient-centered service.
Do I Need TMJ Treatment?
Many patients think their TMJ symptoms are merely a random episode of muscle soreness. However, the soreness you may be experiencing is likely the result of an underlying condition that originates within the structure of your teeth and facial bones. For example, people who grind their teeth are often unaware of their grinding habit until they seek treatment for their resulting TMJ symptoms. Malocclusion, or a misaligned bite, can place abnormal stress on the jaw.
From nighttime mouth guards to orthodontic treatment options, our dentists will work with you to make the necessary changes to restore and maintain your oral health and alleviate your pain. In addition to treating TMJ, we also offer a full selection of dental services for your entire family. Our services include:
- Dental fillings and sealants
- Root canal treatments
- Specialty gum procedures
- Cosmetic dental procedures
- Dental implants and dentures
Not only do we want to be your TMJ treatment dentist, but we want to be your home dental office. Our courteous, professional staff is committed to creating a dental office environment for you that is comfortable and supportive.
TMJ Treatment for Bruxism
If you experience chronic jaw pain as a result of clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth, our dentists will recommend lifestyle adjustments that will work in coordination with the treatment you receive in our office. If your bruxism is triggered by stress or anxiety, we recommend limiting alcohol and caffeine intake. Your dentist may fit you with a custom mouth guard to help you avoid grinding your teeth overnight while asleep. The dentist may also recommend ceasing habits like chewing gum or smoking, which can exacerbate jaw pain. We will work with you in a supportive, encouraging manner to help you make the necessary changes that will ultimately help you feel better.
TMJ Treatment by a Pediatric Dentist
Sometimes, children may experience TMJ-related jaw pain. In some cases, a child may sustain an injury to the jaw while playing sports or roughhousing. At other times, a child’s teeth and jaw may come out of alignment as the child grows. Oftentimes, malocclusion in children is a temporary condition that improves as the adult teeth grow in and the facial bones develop. Our pediatric dentists will assess the nature of the pain in your child’s jaw and create an age-appropriate treatment plan. If your child requires orthodontic treatment, our orthodontists will work with you and your child to correct the condition while keeping your child as comfortable as possible.
Reach Out to Lovett Dental Webster Today
If you have jaw pain, consult one of our specially trained TMJ treatment dentists at Lovett Dental Webster. The first step to getting relief is having a qualified dental professional diagnose the underlying cause. After we have treated your TMJ disorder, our dentists can also provide restorative dentistry services to repair any damage the condition may have done to your teeth. For immediate answers to your chronic jaw pain, contact Lovett Dental Webster at 832-932-5584, or contact us online for an appointment.