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TMJ Treatment – Richardson, TX

A Long-Lasting & Reliable Way to Relieve Jaw Discomfort

Have you been struggling with pain in the jaw, sore facial muscles, or other symptoms that make it troublesome to perform daily oral habits? If you're having complications with eating your meals or simply opening your mouth without discomfort, then you’ll want to consider visiting our team at Canyon Creek Family Dentistry of Richardson for TMJ treatment. With our customized services, we can help alleviate your situation so that you can regain a healthier and more comfortable smile! Keep reading to learn more about TMJ treatment or give us a call to schedule a consultation.

Why Choose Canyon Creek Family Dentistry of Richardson for TMJ Treatment?

What is TMJ Disorder?

a person holding their jaw due to TMJ disorder

TMJ disorder, otherwise referred to as TMJ dysfunction or TMD, is a condition that negatively affects your temporomandibular joint—the joint that connects your bottom jaw to your skull. TMD typically occurs whenever your TMJ starts to get overly stressed, injured, or overworked. This can be caused by several factors, including teeth grinding, accidental injury, or even a misaligned bite. Sometimes the root of the issue might be unknown, and that’s where our team can help.

Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

a man touching his jaw due to TMJ disorder

There is typically a wide range of symptoms caused by TMD, the most common involving:

Types of TMJ Treatment

wooden letters that spell TMJ next to a plastic skull

During your initial consultation, our team will thoroughly evaluate your oral health, jawbone structure, and bite to determine the root cause of your TMD symptoms. In certain instances, people might require orthodontic treatment to straighten their smile and correct their alignment pattern. Other methods might include a personalized occlusal splint or nightguards in combination with jaw exercises to promote long-lasting pain relief.

Occlusal Splint

occlusal splints for TMJ disorder treatment

This is a small device that appears exactly like a mouthguard, but it is specifically designed to help relieve pressure off your TMJ. By wearing this, you’ll allow your joint to recover more effectively. This device can also keep your teeth safe from grinding as well as lessen the chance of TMD-related headaches, that way you can return to living pain-free.


a nightguard for TMJ disorder

While nightguards are typically reserved for patients struggling with bruxism, they can also be used to help alleviate TMJ disorder. These thin oral appliances provide a protective barrier between your upper and lower arches, preventing them from accidentally damaging each other. We can also construct your nightguards so that they help realign your jaw while you rest, giving your TMJ a chance to heal properly.

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