TMD/TMJ Devices in Port Moody, BC
Disorders of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in the jaw can cause many unpleasant symptoms, such as pain in the teeth, jaw, and face, and ongoing headaches and earaches. TMD (temporomandibular disorders) refers to a range of conditions that affect the TMJ. There are many causes for TMJ, and the main tools we can use to intervene are directed at relieving TMD symptoms for virtually anyone. If you are in pain, talk to our dentists in Port Moody to learn more about having a custom TMD device created.
Oral Devices for Treating TMD
The temporomandibular joint is a complex joint that is responsible for moving the jaw. In most cases, TMD arises or is worsened by pressure on the joints. As a result, the devices we offer are mostly aimed at repositioning the mouth and jaw to relieve pressure. These are known as occlusal splints (more commonly referred to as bite guards or night guards). Splints provide a barrier between the teeth, reducing pressure on the TMJs and preventing activities like the grinding of the teeth, which can contribute to TMD. Depending on the level of damage and pain from TMD, as well as the contributing factors, you may need to wear an occlusal splint during the day or night or continuously.
Book a Consultation
If you have been diagnosed with TMD, reach out to our dentists today for a consultation. We can examine your facial structure and take x-rays of your joints, and from there, we can provide you with full treatment planning that may include TMD devices.
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