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Restore Your Quality of Life With TMJ Treatment in Houston

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome (TMJ) is a common condition affecting a wide variety of people. TMJ is characterized by severe headaches, jaw pain of varying degrees, grinding teeth, and an intermittent ringing in the ears. The vast majority of TMJ sufferers are unaware that the root cause of these problems is something that a dentist can effectively treat. The symptoms of TMJ are debilitating and can greatly interfere with everyday life. The comfort and general well-being of the patient are at the heart of our dental practice, so pain relief is the first consideration of our dentists. Your dentist will be able to test, diagnose, and devise an immediate plan to treat the underlying causes of the TMJ disorder. Our expert dentists at Sinada Dental offer comprehensive TMJ treatments in Houston.

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Reasons to Treat TMJ Promptly

TMJ sufferers report that their symptoms generally worsen during periods of prolonged or unexpected stress, and that intense outbreaks of the condition can lead to neck pain and dizziness. The most common cause of TMJ is the misalignment of the teeth, often called a bad bite. It is possible for the dentist to realign or adjust the teeth without the need for painful or expensive surgeries. The realignment/adjustment will stop the pounding headaches, the jaw pain, and the dizziness. The grinding teeth symptom is particularly common and usually occurs at night. The grinding will eventually erode the structure of the teeth and lead to much more severe dental problems in the future. Untreated TMJ is one of the prime underlying factors in eroded jawbones and loose teeth. It is important for anyone experiencing the symptoms of TMJ to visit a knowledgeable dentist for an exact diagnosis.

What Does TMJ Treatment Involve?

TMJ could be a result of several different problems. A bad bite is the most common, but an injury resulting from a blow to the meniscus cartilage is also a possibility. Initially, your dentist will thoroughly examine the jaw area and the patient’s bite, take X-rays, and review the patient’s history in order to make an accurate diagnosis and recommend necessary treatment. Once a firm diagnosis is attained, there are several ways in which relief can be provided. A specially molded bite guard can be created to stop teeth grinding during the night. A bite relationship analysis may be recommended by the dentist. The dentist can also provide advice on relaxation techniques which will lessen the effects of stress.

As a last alternative, the dentist is also able to prescribe muscle relaxants. A better option is to change the shape of the teeth and get rid of the bad bite completely. This is especially useful because it alleviates TMJ symptoms and may improve the aesthetic appearance of the teeth as well. Realignment involves adjusting the relationship between how the upper teeth come together with the lower teeth. This may require new restorations and/or adjusting the natural teeth as well. It is not a painful procedure, and it is one the dentist has performed with great success numerous times. As with any procedure, the dentist will be happy to answer questions and discuss symptoms, options, and treatments.

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Why Choose Sinada Dental for TMJ Treatment?

TMJ can be an extremely frustrating problem capable of worsening your quality of life. Your TMJ treatment in Houston at Sinada Dental will be handled by our renowned dentists, Dr. Sinada and Dr. Dang. With training and experience in both cosmetic and restorative dentistry, they can effectively treat a wide variety of dental issues. During your treatment, our team will provide you with compassionate, personalized care and help you restore your comfort and quality of life. Simply contact our office today if you’d like to learn more or schedule your initial exam.


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