End Nagging Jaw Pain With TMJ Treatment in The Woodlands

If you have a nagging pain in your jaw, it may be due to problems with your temporomandibular joints (TMJ). An uneven bite and teeth grinding are among the dental issues that can irritate and inflame the joints. Our dentists can solve those problems and relieve your pain with TMJ treatment in The Woodlands.

We’ll treat your TMJ disorder so you can:

  • Be free of unpleasant symptoms like headaches, shoulder strain, earaches, and jaw pain
  • Regain comfortable range of motion with your jaw
  • Avoid dental damage caused by teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • Keep pain from spreading from your face to other areas of your body
  • Enjoy a more comfortable bite

Our dentists will look for signs of a TMJ disorder during every dental exam. Don’t wait for your next exam if you’re in pain though; call us right away at 281-367-5900.

Live a Normal Life Again After We Treat Your TMJ Pain

Many dentists treat TMJ dysfunction with some kind of a custom mouthguard that relieves pressure on your jaw. At Smiles by Dr. Chai, we use a self-adjusting oral splint called the Aqualizer. In contrast to other kinds of mouthguards, it helps your body naturally find the right bite to quickly relieve your TMJ pain. We may be able to treat your TMJ problem with just the Aqualizer, or we can use it to create a customized mouthguard for you.

In addition, we may suggest:

  • An Equilibration Procedure – Our dentists carefully and painlessly alter the biting surfaces of your teeth for a more permanent correction of your bite. Correcting your bite often relieves pressure that can cause TMJ symptoms.
  • Referral to a Specialist – In some cases, we’ll refer you to Dr. Katherine Phillips, a local TMJ dentist who specializes in treatment of both sleep apnea and TMJ disorders. These two conditions often appear in tandem.

To put an end to your pain, see our team for TMJ treatment in The Woodlands. Call 281-367-5900 to schedule an appointment. You can also request an appointment online.