Don’t underestimate how dramatically teeth grinding and other jaw problems can affect your life. If you think that you are grinding your teeth involuntarily or dealing with other issues in the complex joints of your jaw, call George A. Hoop, DDS at 239-734-7737 to schedule an evaluation for a TMJ treatment.
If you’re unaware of how drastically the health of your jaw could affect your teeth, visit us at either our Naples, FL dentist office or our Fort Myers, FL dentist office. We offer a wide range of dentistry services at both locations for your convenience.
We offer various specials and promotions to provide better value for you. For example, if you take advantage of our Direct Dental Savings Plan, you can get discounts on many services, including 20 percent off teeth grinding and TMJ treatments, which are not typically covered by dental insurance.
Give Your Jaw A Rest With A Teeth Grinding & TMJ Treatment
You know how you never notice how often you use a particular part of your hand until you get a cut there and keep bumping it and feeling pain? Well, suffice it to say that if you have a jaw problem you’ll appreciate more than most how much your complex jaw joints influence your overall quality of life.
By visiting us and getting a custom mouthguard or splint to treat your TMJ-related problems, you’ll be able to prevent teeth grinding, clenching, and other issues. Your oral appliance will accomplish this by slightly shifting your jaw, preventing the behaviors that are symptoms and causes of your jaw pain. The oral appliance will also allow your jaw to rest and heal.
We will custom-make your treatment using precise impressions so it’ll fit you just right and feel comfortable when worn. In no time you’ll again be able to:
- Eat your favorite crunchy or chewy foods without discomfort
- Open your mouth wide without pain
- Smile, chew, and speak without difficulty
- Avoid pain caused by TMJ disorder in your jaw, face, neck, and shoulders
In case you were curious, TMJ stands for “temporomandibular joint,” which is just a technical term for the very complex joints on either side of your jaw. Teeth grinding can be a symptom of a TMJ disorder or it could be its own issue that is not technically a TMJ disorder. All you really need to know is if you are having trouble with your jaw and want relief.
Not all patients experience TMJ disorder in the same way. There are many potential symptoms. And in some cases, a TMJ disorder can manifest in certain ways and then change as the disorder takes a toll on your jaw and causes inflammation. If you are experiencing any of the following, visit us soon for an evaluation of your jaw:
- Teeth grinding and/or jaw clenching, especially involuntarily while you’re sleeping
- Difficulty opening your mouth wide
- Feeling as though your upper and lower jaw are not fitting together as they normally do
- Clicking, grating, or popping sounds when you open and close your mouth
- Feeling like you have an earache without actually having an ear infection
- Swelling of your jaw
If you have any questions about your situation or about how we are going to treat your TMJ-related issues, just let us know. Our friendly team will do everything we can to help you feel comfortable when you are visiting us at George A. Hoop, DDS.
To ensure you know what to expect, we will explain each step that goes into making your athletic mouthguard. You’ll be happy to know that there will not be any pain involved in creating your athletic mouthguard. Basically, we will take a precise impression and make adjustments if necessary once your appliance is made.
We also want you to feel comfortable when you are visiting us. We even have a few comfort options you can choose from if you need help relieving dental anxiety.
We look forward to helping you get your healthy jaw function back!
If you’re tired of living in frequent pain because of jaw problems, call George A. Hoop, DDS at 239-734-7737 to schedule a private consultation with us for a teeth grinding and TMJ treatment. You can also visit our Naples, FL dentist office or Fort Myers, FL dentist office in person during our normal business hours or use our handy online form to schedule or ask questions.