TMJ Treatment - Newburyport, MA

Relieve Your Jaw Pain

What Is TMJ?

Commonly used to refer to popping or clicking in the jaw while speaking or eating, TMJ is actually the source of the condition, not the disorder itself. TMJ is short for temporomandibular joint. Your temporomandibular joints connect your lower jaw to your skull at each side of your head. These act as hinges that allow you to open and close your mouth. When they’re popping, you may be suffering from a temporomandibular disorder (TMD), which can be caused by a number of factors, including conscious or unconscious teeth grinding (bruxism), misaligned teeth (malocclusion), and physical or emotional stress. Symptoms can affect your mouth, head, and upper body. If you’re experiencing issues with the normal functioning of your jaw, reach out to your friends at Newburyport Family Dental. We can alleviate your TMJ-related discomfort through the use of devices that slip over your teeth to keep them protected and firmly in place.

TMJ Disorder Symptoms

  • Jaw pain and stiffness
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Eye pain
  • Earaches
  • Ringing in your ears
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TMJ Treatment Options

We offer two outstanding solutions that have been proven effective for TMJ pain treatment. One method is the use of a custom-fitted mouthguard. The team here in our Newburyport, MA office will examine you and make all the measurements necessary to ensure you get optimal performance and a comfortable fit from your mouthguard. To use your mouthguard, just place it over your teeth before sleep. It will help you stop grinding your teeth and gradually correct any misalignment. The same goes for Invisalign®, which are clear braces made of durable plastic and have become the brand of choice for discreet teeth straightening. Both devices are easily removed at mealtimes and for cleaning. Relief for your jaw pain and other TMJ symptoms is closer than you think! Request a consultation to discover which treatment option will work best for you.

Get help now for your TMJ symptoms!