Do you often catch yourself clenching and grinding your teeth? Do you suffer from chronic migraines? You may have a TMJ disorder. The temporomandibular joints which connect the jawbone to the skull may cause dental problems if a patient has a misaligned bite, crooked teeth, or a jaw injury. Dr. Amy Marckese and her team offer TMJ treatment in their Indianapolis, IN office. Learn about the signs of TMJ and contact DentalSpa if you think your dental problems align with TMJ disorders.
Signs of TMJ
There are several common symptoms that often accompany TMJ disorders, including:
- Jaw and facial pain
- Teeth clenching and grinding
- Shoulder, neck, and back tension
- Muscle spasms
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing
- Chronic headaches or migraines
If you have noticed any of these symptoms, call (866) 486-0230 today. Dr. Marckese and her professional dental team are dedicated to finding solutions to dental problems of all types.
TMJ Treatment in Indianapolis
Before treatment, Dr. Marckese will conduct a thorough examination of the teeth and gums to determine if the patient is suffering from a TMJ disorder. She will also review your budget and goals with you to ensure that treatment fits with your specific needs. Dr. Marckese will use of a custom oral appliance to treat TMJ. Similar to a mouth guard, this is a removable appliance that prevents teeth from making contact.It also helps keep the teeth and jaw in proper position during sleep and prevent teeth grinding or clenching. Prolonged teeth grinding or clenching can lead to tooth wear and contribute to tooth decay and gum disease.
Oral appliances help patients maintain a more balanced bite and proper jaw position to prevent teeth grinding and jaw clenching. This treatment can also alleviate jaw pain and diminish muscle contractions which are often the source of chronic migraines. Restorative dental procedures or orthodontics may also be recommended to repair tooth damage and realign crooked teeth. Dr. Marckese also provides a range of services to repair teeth that have been damaged as a result of TMJ dysfunction. Restorative treatments may include:
Schedule An Appointment Today
Have you noticed any of the common signs of TMJ? Call DentalSpa in Indianapolis for high-quality dental care today at (866) 486-0230. You can request an appointment with Dr. Marckese and her professional team online here.