TMJ & Teeth Grinding Therapy

TMJ and Teeth Grinding Therapy in Lathrup Village, MI

Medicaid Accepted Teeth Grinding Therapy Dentist in Lathrup Village & Southfield Michigan - tmj-treatmentWe Can Relieve Pain and Help You Enjoy a Revitalized Smile Here at Affordable Dental Care

Do you feel pain in your jaw on a regular basis? Does your bite feel crooked at times? Do you deal with a lot of stress in your daily life?

While all of these issues are surely frustrating on their own, they can also indicate much more serious oral health conditions. Teeth grinding negatively affects the smiles of thousands of people, and TMJ disorder can develop as a result. TMJ disorder is a very painful and potentially severe ailment that is caused by a misalignment of your temporomandibular joints (the small, triangular-shaped joints that help your jaw move smoothly). If left untreated, TMJ disorder can cause crippling discomfort, teeth that are worn down or even broken, and even more overwhelming ill effects such as sleeplessness and depression. That’s why we take this threat so seriously here at Affordable Dental in Lathrup Village, MI – we will always check your teeth and jaw for signs of TMJ disorder or teeth grinding, and if we find tell-tale signs, we can provide therapy options that will give you quick and effective relief from your symptoms. The oral health and comfort of you and your family is our top priority!

How do I know if I’m suffering from TMJ disorder?

Common symptoms of TMJ disorder include:

  • Constant discomfort in your jaw, neck, head, shoulders, face, or even lower back An inability to fully open or close your mouth and/or pain that’s experienced when chewing food Migraines or headaches that seem to occur very often Earaches

If several of these sound familiar, we recommend that you contact our Lathrup Village office right away to schedule an appointment. You don’t deserve to have to suffer in pain!

Treatment Options

Causes of TMJ disorder can vary. For some patients it can develop due to teeth grinding; others experience its effects because of stress or other severe emotions that they’re dealing with on a daily basis. We’ll be sure to pinpoint the cause of your specific case and prescribe the ideal therapy option from the array of our available solutions, which include stress counseling, symptom relief measures, and oral appliances. Over-the-counter medicine can often help as well in some situations.

Here at Affordable Dental Care, we want you to always feel happy and comfortable with the state of your smile. That’s why we hope you’ll contact our Lathrup Village office as soon as possible if you or a member of your family is struggling with an oral health problem. Our team will work hard to provide the personalized care needed to revitalize your teeth, gums, and even jaw. We also serve the areas of Oak Park, Madison Heights, Southfield, Birmingham, Ferndale, and beyond.