TMJ Treatment / Teeth Grinding

Relieve Jaw Pain

  • A professionally made mouthguard will stop your pain
  • Help prevent harmful teeth grinding
  • Digital impressions keep your care comfortable

Get Rid of Your Sore Jaw With TMJ Treatment in Vacaville

If you suffer from TMJ problems, you may be all too aware of the symptoms. You’re tired of dealing with jaw joints that are swollen and tender, pain when eating or yawning, and tension in your neck and shoulders. Jackman Family Dentistry offers TMJ treatment in Vacaville. Your dentist will fit you for a custom oral appliance that will help you:

  • Eliminate jaw pain and tenderness
  • Eat and enjoy your food again
  • Sleep in comfort and get the rest you need
  • Avoid damage to your teeth enamel caused by teeth grinding
  • Talk without pain or discomfort
  • Live your life normally again without nagging pain

Call Jackman Family Dentistry today at 707-608-6973 to schedule an appointment.

Reclaim Your Life With Our TMJ Therapy

If your temporomandibular joints (TMJs for short) are functioning properly, you probably don’t think much about them; you just live your life like normal. However, if these jaw joints located on either side of your head are inflamed and irritated, you can experience a significant level of pain. Researchers don’t fully understand the causes of TMJ dysfunction, but we do know that teeth grinding is both a contributor to and a symptom of TMJ problems.

When your TMJs are irritated, it can be painful to eat, talk, laugh, or yawn. In short, your everyday life can be misery. If you’re in that situation, our team wants to help you enjoy a better quality of life. We’ll examine your jaw, check its functioning, take digital X-rays, and create a treatment plan for you.

In many cases, a TMJ appliance will help eliminate your pain. This noninvasive approach lets you avoid surgery or other more extensive treatments. We can have a custom mouthguard made for you that will:

  • Rest comfortably in your mouth while you sleep
  • Gently move your lower jaw forward
  • Ease tension on your TMJs so they can begin to heal
  • Reduce or entirely eliminate your jaw pain
  • Get rid of tension in your face, neck, and shoulders

A TMJ appliance has an added benefit of stopping teeth grinding (bruxism). Many people grind their teeth without any awareness of it. Bruxism can damage your tooth enamel to the point that restorative dentistry is required to repair the damage. A professionally made mouthguard can prevent bruxism and protect your smile.

Not only will your TMJ pain not be aggravated by teeth grinding, you may also experience fewer and less intense headaches. Teeth grinding is a major cause of migraine and tension headaches. So by eliminating grinding, you will most likely reduce your headaches as well.

For effective TMJ treatment in Vacaville, call Jackman Family Dentistry today at 707-608-6973. You can also request an appointment online.

Common Questions About TMJ Treatment / Teeth Grinding
Does TMJ treatment work?

The key to relieving TMJ pain is easing pressure on your jaw. To do that, we can make you an appliance that gently moves your jaw into a position that keeps pressure off your jaw. The appliance also keeps you from clenching your jaw and grinding your teeth, two behaviors that trigger TMJ pain.

How long does TMJ treatment take?

There is no standard length for TMJ treatment. It depends on many factors, including the severity of your symptoms. Since a mouthguard not only relieves TMJ pain but also prevents damage to teeth caused by grinding, many patients make it a permanent addition to their bedtime routine.

Will insurance pay for my TMJ treatment?

Your insurance may pay for part of your TMJ treatment. We can help determine what your plan will and won’t cover and what your portion of the cost may be. Keep in mind that we offer financing options to help pay for your treatment. We work with CareCredit, which has low-interest payment plans, or we can arrange in-office financing.