TMJ dentist in Wrentham, Massachusetts (02093 area) offers oral appliance therapy
Dr. Ross Palioca of Wrentham, Massachusetts (02093 zip code) is a dedicated dentist who assists patients with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of various conditions and diseases. When patients have received a diagnosis of TMJ disorder (TMD), they are often concerned as to what their options are. TMD can be treated with the use of oral appliance therapy with a quality dental professional.
What is TMJ/TMD?
TMJ/TMD is a condition that occurs due to dysfunction of the jaw joint. This is the joint that hinges the skull and lower jaw together. It can become an issue and result in pain, swelling, and even clicking and locking of the jaw. To treat this condition, some patients turn to orthodontics to realign the jaw. However, easier options are available, including oral appliance therapy.
Oral appliance therapy
This treatment is a non-invasive solution to our TMJ/TMD patients. It uses a special mouth guard patients wear at night to help keep their jaw aligned and reduce the tension that TMJ/TMD can cause. It reduces the symptoms of this condition to improve the patient’s quality of life.
Symptoms of TMJ/TMD
- Clicking and cracking of the jaw
- Locking of the jaw joint
- Pain radiating from the jaw joint
- Soreness around the jaw up to the ears or down to the neck and shoulders
- Chronic headaches and migraines
Oral appliance therapy can help with TMJ/TMD
If you have struggled with pain and discomfort from your condition, it is important for you to discuss with a dentist the options available to you for treatment. Oral appliance therapy continues to be one of the primary treatments used by Dr. Ross Palioca and his team of professionals. Call Advanced Dental Practices today to schedule an appointment by calling (508) 456-7111 or visit the friendly office staff at 21 East Street.