TMJ Disorder Treatment

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Reliable TMJ Disorder Treatment in Concord, CA

Sometimes we may feel pain and stiffness in our neck, jaw, or head. While this can be caused by a number of reasons, TMJ disorder is typically to blame. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the main joint located in your jaw. When there is tightness and discomfort in this area, you may have TMJ disorder. Luckily, this is a very common condition that can easily be treated by a qualified dentist.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, they estimate over 10 million people (link) are affected by TMJ disorder. Given this high number, including the advanced technology of today, dentists and medical professionals are well-equipped to handle these conditions.

Here at Concord Advanced Dentistry, we have helped hundreds of patients find relief for their TMJ disorder discomfort. By using various techniques and highly advanced technology, we have many solutions when it comes to treatment. We proudly serves residents in and around the entire Concord, CA area, and customer service is always our number one priority!

Causes of TMJ Disorder

Since there are many contributing factors that play a role in TMJ disorders, symptoms are not always the same from one patient to the next. However, there are some common symptoms that are most prevalent among patients. These symptoms include:

  • Pain in the jaw
  • Headaches
  • Tension headaches and migraines
  • Facial pain
  • Teeth sensitivity
  • Neck, shoulder, and back pain
  • Earaches
  • Ringing in the ear or clogged ears
  • Minor dizziness

The severity of TMJ disorder symptoms can vary greatly; while one person can only deal with minor pain, symptoms can be more problematic for someone else. Furthermore, it is common for these symptoms to pop up occasionally. Many people will experience symptoms occurring in cycles, and the pain may disappear entirely without any treatment.

Treatment Options

We provide a wide variety of treatment options for TMJ disorder. Our restorative dental experts have years of experience handling hundreds of TMJ disorder cases, and we can ensure you’ll be in good hands every step of the way. Here are some common treatment options we provide at our dental office:

  • Corrective dentistry
  • Adjustments of bridges or crowns
  • Occlusion analysis
  • Splint appliances
  • Medications
  • NTI tension suppression system

NTI Tension Suppression System

The NTI Tension Suppression System, known as the Nociceptive trigeminal inhibition tension suppression system, is a dental device used to treat TMJ disorder. This equipment sits on either the top or bottom teeth of a dental patient while they sleep. An NTI mouthpiece device is designed to fit the specific bite of the user.

Schedule a TMJ Evaluation Visit at Concord Advanced Dentistry

While our goal is to always give you a gorgeous smile with sparkling white teeth, we also want to limit pain and discomfort. TMJ disorder symptoms can be frustrating and painful. If you believe you may have this condition, be sure to schedule an appointment at our Concord dental office.

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