One of the most complex joints in your body, the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is located below the ears on either side of your head. These joints serve as hinges for your upper and lower jaws and make it possible for you to chew, swallow, talk and yawn. When it becomes painful or difficult to move, it’s important to seek Louisville TMJ treatment from our team of professionals at Parkside Family Dental.
If you experience a clicking or popping sound when you move your mouth, your jaw becomes locked or difficult to move or you suffer from facial pain, be sure to describe these symptoms to our dentist. A TMJ disorder can be attributed to a number of causes, including arthritis, dental injuries and teeth grinding. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is not only a potential cause of this condition, but can exacerbate an already existing case of TMJ disorder. To prevent teeth grinding and alleviate the symptoms of TMJ disorder, our dentist can provide a customized night guard. The night guard fits over your top and bottoms teeth, like a retainer, keeping your teeth slightly separated while you sleep. The night guard reduces pressure on the temporomandibular joints to deliver helpful Louisville TMJ treatment. Our team of professionals will guide you on how to properly wear and care for your night guard, for the most effective treatment results.
At Parkside Family Dental our team is highly skilled at diagnosing and treating a wide range of issues, including TMJ discomfort. Whatever the underlying issue, our office makes use of the foremost dental technology and techniques to provide patients with the best care available. With years of experience in determining the precise origin of his patient’s oral pain, you can depend on Dr. Graboviy to give you the care you need when you need it most. To learn more about Louisville TMJ treatment or to schedule an appointment, call today.