If you place your hands directly below your ears, on either side of your face, you’ll find the temporomandibular joints, or TMJ for short. These joints are among the most complex in the entire human body and, like all joints, they can become painful and inflamed. At the office of Philip Shindler, DDS, we provide leading-edge treatment for TMJ disorder. We will treat your condition with a customized night guard to alleviate TMJ issues – and improving your health and sense of well-being.
The TMJ acts as a hinge between your upper and lower jaw, making it possible to chew, swallow, yawn and speak. A TMJ disorder can be attributed to a number of causes, including arthritis, dental injuries, misaligned teeth and bruxism. Bruxism refers to a nightly teeth grinding habit, which places excess strain on the TMJ and can cause teeth to wear down. With the fabrication and placement of a customized night guard, you can keep your teeth slightly separated while you sleep to alleviate pressure on the joints. We custom design your night guard to fit comfortably and precisely, and to deliver the most effective outcome of care. Our friendly, experienced professional team will take the time to teach you how to properly utilize and maintain your appliance, and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding treatment.
Your trusted partner in care
With the care of the highly skilled professionals at the office of Philip Shindler, DDS, we offer a stress-free and convenient way to get much-needed relief from the painful effects of a TMJ disorder. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.
By Philip Shindler, DDS
October 26, 2020