Are you experiencing pain in your face and jaw? At Beelman Dental, our patient care goes far beyond the teeth and gums. Dr. Beelman and his expert team provide relief for chronic teeth grinding and clenching as part of a jaw disorder known as TMJ or TMD. We provide the top TMJ treatment near Bedford, TX, and beyond, with a focus on stopping chronic pain at the source and patients pain-free by preventing uncomfortable symptoms like headaches and chronic jaw pain.
What is TMJ?
TMD (temporomandibular disorders), most commonly known as TMJ, stands for temporomandibular joint dysfunction and is characterized by significant jaw pain and dysfunction. The disorder can affect speech, swallowing, chewing, and in some cases even breathing issues.
TMD most often appears as chronic pain and tension in the jaw that radiates into face, head, neck, and shoulders, as well as popping, locking, or clicking or the jaw when you eat, speak or yawn. The symptoms vary, but typically can include:
- Pain and tenderness around the jaw, ears, cheeks and neck
- Stiffness in the jaw
- Painful chewing
- Pain while yawning
- Locking of the jaw
- Uncontrolled change of facial expression
- Changes in how the upper and lower teeth fit together
Are you experiencing uncomfortable symptoms related to jaw pain? If you are experiencing the symptoms of TMJ, Dr. Beelman will assess your symptoms and perform a thorough examination to recommend the best treatment route for you.
Treatment with Custom Mouthguards for TMJ
To select and deliver the optimum TMJ treatment for your unique needs, our team will need to find the source of your jaw pain and dysfunction. After assessing the cause and severity of your TMJ symptoms, Dr. Beelman and his team will form a treatment plan that includes, if needed, a custom-fitted mouthguard to help correct the problem and minimize damage to your jaw and teeth.
Because teeth grinding (bruxism) and clenching are known to exacerbate the symptoms of TMJ, our custom-made mouthguards and nightguards are specially designed and fitted to protect your smile and prevent uneven tooth wear.
TMJ Treatment at Beelman Dental
Ready to put an end to your jaw pain and headaches? Beelman Dental is here to help! Call us today to get the TMJ relief you deserve.