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. The good news is that Jackman Family Dentistry offers TMJ treatment in Vacaville. Dr. Jackman and Dr. Chao offer solutions using 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
Let us help you improve the function of your jaw. Call Jackman Family Dentistry today at 707-608-6973 to schedule an appointment. For your convenience, it’s even possible to schedule a Saturday 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 pain, 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 quite painful to eat, talk, laugh, or yawn. In short, your everyday life can be misery. If you’re in that situation, our team would like to help you enjoy a better quality of life. We’ll examine your jaw, check its functioning, take digital X-rays, and lay out 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.