WHY CHOOSE CASTLE LAKE DENTAL FOR TMJ/TMD TREATMENT?
Provides TENS Machine for Treatment
Offers Custom-Made Occlusal Splints
Comprehensive Diagnosis from Experienced Dentist
STOP JAW PAIN, IMPROVE YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE
Dr. Browning cares about your whole-body wellness, not exclusively your oral health. In some cases, that means addressing issues related to your jaw joints, also known as your temporomandibular joints. These joints can easily become strained as a result of a jaw injury or from untreated teeth grinding and clenching. Thankfully, we have multiple solutions to get you out of discomfort as soon as possible. If you are suffering from chronic jaw pain and are not sure why, call our dental office today to discuss treatment options like TMJ therapy in Lewisville, TX!
Diagnosis & Treatment
In order to confirm the cause of your jaw pain, Dr. Browning will perform a detailed examination of your jaw and ask questions regarding the type of discomfort you are experiencing. She will examine the way your bite comes together, as well as determine if you have a teeth-grinding and/or clenching issue that has gone unresolved. After thorough inspection of your mouth and jaw, she will be able to recommend a specific treatment that works for you.
In some cases, repositioning the jaw is sufficient for reducing stress on the jaw’s joints. To do this, we create a custom-made occlusal splint that is typically worn as you sleep. Throughout the night, the jaw can shift and put stress on your joints, causing you to wake up with jaw, facial, and even neck, shoulder and upper back pain. We will make sure that your splint feels comfortable and fits properly before you leave.
Treatment with a TENS Machine
The TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) machine (dental-specific) is a device that uses low voltage electrical currents to stimulate muscles in the body. While it is often used for back pain, it is also a great solution for those suffering from chronic jaw discomfort. When you arrive, you will get a chance to ask questions about using the TENS unit and we will break down your regiment so you know exactly what to expect when using it day-to-day.