If you have been dealing with pain and discomfort in the jaw, or are seeking bruxism or locked jaw treatment, you may want to take the time to speak to the team at Foster Dental Care about TMJ/TMD and bruxism treatment options. These conditions can not only cause patients pain and discomfort, but can damage the smile. If you are seeking pain relief from poor jaw alignment and a malfunctioning temporomandibular joint, read on to see how Blue Springs, MO area patients can resolve their issues.

What treatments may be recommended for patients with TMJ/TMD conditions?

At Foster Dental Care, we offer several different options for treatment for patients to consider when dealing with a TMJ/TMD diagnosis. These may include:

  • Bite appliances – oral appliances are a popular treatment for TMJ/TMD patients and continues to be the first logical step in reducing the symptoms of bruxism. These bite appliances are specialized mouth guards that can protect the teeth and dental restorations while ensuring proper bite alignment and reduced tension on the jaw joints.
  • Semi-permanent splints – for some, a semi-permanent splint might be considered to properly address the symptoms of TMJ/TMD and bruxism. They are used for a short period of time to stabilize the jaw and protect the smile.
  • Comprehensive orthodontics – in many TMJ/TMD cases, poor bite alignment is the cause of several different aspects of the condition. Orthodontics are used to realign the bite and can reduce tension in problem areas of the smile.
  • Tooth restoration 0- when teeth have been damaged from bruxism, it is essential that patients work with their dental team to repair these teeth and keep them from becoming more severely damaged with time.

Call Foster Dental Care today to learn more about TMJ pain relief whether you need locked jaw treatment or TMJ headache relief, our team of professionals at Foster Dental Care in Blue Springs, MO can help. With TMJ solutions readily available in our office, we can reduce tension and pain that is often associated with TMJ/TMD conditions. Call our practice at (816) 227-6588 to schedule a consultation visit with Drs. Alan Foster, Rebecca Spencer, and Niki McDaniel to discuss the advantages of treatment. The office is located at 2150 NW S Outer Road and accepts new patients and families.