TMJ/TMD Therapy – Melbourne, FL
Ease Your Jaw Pain & Improve Your Quality of Life
Do you experience lockjaw, earaches, or intense jaw pain? These are all signs of TMJ dysfunction, also known as TMD, which countless people struggle with as a result of stress, bite problems, or other underlying issues. Dr. Rowley offers multiple treatments to help ease your discomfort and adjust the amount of pressure placed on your temporomandibular joints. Contact our office today to learn more!
Why Choose Rowley Family Dentistry for TMJ/TMD Therapy?
- Customized Orthotic Devices to Ease Pain
- A Dentist Who Values Your Time
- Modern, Newly Remodeled Dental Office
Diagnosis & Treatment
TMJ dysfunction impacts your temporomandibular joints, or the two joints that connect your jaw to your skull and allow you to open and close and move your mouth from side to side. When these joints are under additional stress, it can cause problems like:
- Aching in and around the ear
- Teeth grinding
- Pain or tenderness in jaw
- Pain while chewing
If you notice any of these, please give our office a call immediately so we can help you find relief with a custom-tailored treatment plan.
When your bite isn’t even as a result of misshapen teeth or dental work that isn’t properly fitted, it can lead to increase pressure and force on one or both of your joints, causing signs of TMD. We can go in and adjust your teeth and restorations to allow your mouth to close properly, reducing the stress on your joints and easing your discomfort.
Occlusal splints are customized orthotic devices that help shift your jaw into your ideal position as you sleep, easing extra strain on one or both of your jaw joints and helping with any aching or pain that you feel. These splints can also protect your teeth from grinding, preventing enamel erosion and reducing your risk of developing oral health problems like cavities.