Do you suffer from intense, chronic jaw tension or pain? Do you experience frequent and unexplained headaches?
If you often experience tenderness or pain in the jaw, ear and neck region, you may have TMJ. TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint disorder refers to a range of issues that cause misalignment of the jaw. Baltimore area dentist Dr. Byron Desbordes offers oral sleep appliance therapy for the treatment of TMJ disorders.
TMJ Risk Factors
Trauma to the Jaw muscle
Poorly balanced dental work
Malocclusion – bite problems due to jaw misalignment
TMJ is a complex disorder that requires accurate diagnostics and for treatment that will support a more comfortable and properly aligned bite. While symptoms vary in severity and can progress over time there are some factors that are commonly seen in patients with TMJ. Soreness in the face muscles, teeth grinding, headaches stemming from the jaw region, painful ear aches, tension in the neck, shoulders, and face, and popping of the jaw are all common signs of TMJ.
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TMJ Therapy What to Expect
Dr. Desbordes will examine your bite alignment and damage to your teeth to better understand your TMJ condition. Your health and dental health history may also help reveal any trauma or improper care you may have received that is causing your jaw pain. Dr. Desbordes always strives to provide patients with a stable bite and healthy oral foundation for optimal oral health.
Once Dr. Desbordes completes the evaluation he may recommend an oral sleep appliance. This device is similar to a sports mouthguard. Designed to custom fit your teeth and gums, your oral sleep device will be fabricated by a local dental lab to your specifications. The sleeping device helps realign your bite to alleviate tension on your jaw and can help top prevent further damage to your jaw, teeth, and gums.
Schedule A Consultation
If you grind your teeth or have chronic head or jaw pain, contact Dr. Desbordes. With over 20 years of dental experience, Dr. Desbordes provides comprehensive oral care for the treatment of TMJ symptoms to help alleviate associated oral health damage.
If you think you may be suffering from a TMJ disorder, schedule a visit with Dr.Desbordes in our Baltimore area dentist office.
Why choose Byron C. Desbordes DDS?
Dr. Desbordes is a highly trained and experienced cosmetic, pediatric and restorative dentist. He has gained experience and knowledge through advanced dental training with both the Spear Academy and the prestigious Dawson Academy.
Our Baltimore, MD dentist office provides comprehensive, compassionate dentistry in a modern dental office for your whole family. A patient-focused dentist office, our dental care team is highly trained in the unique needs of all stages of oral health. We help patients maintain and restore the natural integrity of their teeth and gums so they may enjoy years of beautiful smiles.
Dr. Desbordes welcomes new patients of all ages and can help you to restore, enhance or maintain a healthy smile. We proudly serve the Baltimore, MD area including Woodlawn and Owning Mills.If you have dental health concerns or need a general dentist in the Baltimore area contact our Windsor Mill, MD dentist office.