TMJ Therapy in Castle Rock
TMD Dentist Providing Nightguards
Did you know that problems with your jaw joint, or TMJ, can cause pain in your head, neck, shoulders, and even back? With more and more people sitting for long periods of time and the excessive stress of our daily lives, TMJ dysfunction is a common problem. But Cowlitz River Dental wants to help. You will find TMJ therapy at our southern Washington dental office. At our Castle Rock, WA location, we help eliminate the pain of TMJ dysfunction with TMJ therapy.
TMJ dysfunction can cause:
- Jaw pain
- Jaw clicking or popping
- Facial pain
- Shoulder and neck pain
- Back aches
- Ear pain
- Restricted jaw movement
As time goes on, TMJ dysfunction may worsen, developing into a chronic pain problem. That’s why early treatment with TMJ therapy is so important. The sooner you receive help from Cowlitz River Dental, the less long-term damage will be done to your teeth and jaw.
Teeth grinding and clenching are major contributing factors to TMJ dysfunction. Nightguards from Cowlitz River Dental can help protect your smile from the effects of grinding and clenching. As part of your TMJ therapy, your nightguard will help alleviate pressure and prevent damage from the movement of teeth against each other. A nightguard can also help reduce the experience of TMJ dysfunction pain and discomfort. Don’t leave this problem untreated – without TMJ therapy, your smile could end up with worn or even missing teeth!
For patients undergoing TMJ therapy, it’s also important to take steps to reduce stress. Stress management can include exercise, enjoyable relaxation activities, stretching, and simply sitting quietly for some time each day doing nothing. You can also reduce your stress by cutting back on stimulants such as caffeine and nicotine. These lifestyle changes can be hard at first, but they’re great for your smile! We’ll help you learn more about stress management during your TMJ therapy visit to Cowlitz River Dental.
Contact Cowlitz River Dental to find out if you’re in need of TMJ therapy. Our Castle Rock office location is convenient to communities in the southwest Washington and northwest Oregon regions. We offer a variety of general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry care to make sure that your smile has all the support it needs to be healthy, strong, functional, and beautiful.