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Relieve Jaw Pain With TMJ Treatment in Warrenton, VA

If you’re among the estimated 10 million Americans affected by a TMJ disorder, you may suffer from uncomfortable symptoms such as an aching jaw, chronic headaches and migraines, and difficulty opening or closing your mouth. Our dentists can help relieve your pain with noninvasive TMJ treatment in Warrenton. They’ll use a custom mouthguard that:

  • Gently moves your jaw forward, easing tension on your temporomandibular joints (TMJ)
  • Prevents teeth grinding (bruxism), which many medical professionals believe is linked to TMJ disorder (TMD)
  • Is comfortable, thanks to its custom fit
  • Is less invasive than other forms of treatment such as surgery
  • Costs less than other treatment alternatives
  • Is completely reversible, unlike some other treatments

To find out more about TMJ treatment without surgery, call 540-386-1943.

Feel Better With a Mouthguard & Lifestyle Changes

No one is certain of what causes TMD. However, dental problems such as bite alignment issues and teeth grinding may play a role. Our dentists will look for these issues during your dental exams. Though not all medical professionals can agree on the causes, we agree that it’s best to try the most conservative forms of TMD treatment first. In addition to a custom mouthguard, our dentists may recommend:

  • Eating soft foods to reduce stress from chewing
  • Applying moist heat and/or ice to alleviate inflammation and muscle pain
  • Using gentle stretching exercises to relieve muscle soreness
  • Taking anti-inflammatory medications and/or muscle relaxants

If you use a mouthguard and follow our other recommendations yet are still in pain, we will consider other treatments until we find what works best for you.

Ready to relieve your chronic jaw pain? Our dentists have treated many TMJ disorders in their combined decades of practicing dentistry. To talk to them about TMJ treatment in Warrenton, call Drs. Yung & Jelinek at 540-386-1943. You can also schedule online. Our office is located at 60 Rock Pointe Lane, just one block up from Piedmont Pediatrics.

Common Questions About TMJ Treatment / Teeth Grinding

Does TMJ treatment work?

TMJ problems typically won’t go away without treatment. TMJ pain is usually caused when the joints in your jaw become inflamed. This commonly occurs because of two habits that put your jaw under pressure: clenching and teeth grinding. We can make a custom mouthguard for you that will stop these behaviors. Then your jaw can heal.

How long does TMJ treatment take?

There is no standard length for TMJ treatment. It depends on many factors, including the severity of your symptoms. Since a mouthguard not only relieves TMJ pain but also prevents damage to teeth caused by grinding, many patients make it a permanent addition to their bedtime routine.

Will insurance pay for my TMJ treatment?

TMJ treatment may be covered by your regular health insurance. We recommend you check with your insurance carrier for specifics on your coverage. If you don’t have coverage for your treatment, we offer several payment options, including third-party financing. We’ll work with you to get the TMJ treatment you need.

Is TMJ causing my headaches?

It’s possible, yes. Inflammation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can lead to pain in the surrounding muscles of the head and neck, which can be misinterpreted as migraines. By wearing a mouthguard, you can alleviate the pain caused by TMJ inflammation and potentially experience relief from headaches.

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