If you are experiencing pain from TMD or another dental condition, the professionals at Fairhope Cosmetic Dentistry are here to help. We offer a wide range of treatment methods including occlusal treatment for TMJ pain. We understand that TMD is painful and immediate care is needed to help relieve you of the pain.
Full-Mouth Rehabilitation Treatment for TMD
If you are having trouble with your TMJ pain, and it has become unbearable, Dr. Boles is here to help. We offer full-mouth rehabilitation procedures for those who suffer from TMD.
The full-mouth rehabilitation procedure can include a variety of procedures from veneers to dental implants. The type of treatment you need will depend solely on your condition, your teeth, and the reason you are experiencing pain from TMD.
Occlusal Treatment for TMD
In addition to full-mouth rehabilitation, we can help relieve your pain from TMD through occlusal treatment. Adjusting your bite or repositioning your jaw can help relieve the tension and pressure placed on your jaw’s joints.
Dr. Boles specializes in splint therapy to provide you with relief from your TMD. The splints are used to help move your jaw to a position where irritation and weight is lifted off of the jaw joint.
Splints are also used to prevent teeth grinding throughout the night and day.
Are You Suffering from Bruxism?
Bruxism is a condition that is marked by the grinding or clenching of your teeth involuntarily. Often, patients grind and clench their teeth in their sleep and are unaware of the situation until they wake up in the morning and experience jaw pain.
Bruxism causes pain that may begin as minor and turn into severe as the clenching and grinding progresses. Another problem that patients experience with the condition is that they unknowingly break and chip their teeth. The pressure from clenching and the friction from grinding causes cracks and fractures.
Emergencies Can Cause Serious Pain
If you have experienced a dental emergency, you may be in an immense amount of pain. Depending on the type of emergency you have, we offer same day appointments to treat your condition. It is important for you to stay as relaxed as possible when an emergency does occur.
If you have had your tooth knocked out, you want to try and salvage the tooth as best as possible. Give our office a call right away and place the tooth back in your mouth or in milk until you arrived at our facility.
If you have pain stemming from a cavity, take an over-the-counter medication to reduce inflammation and to relieve some of the pain. You can swish warm salt water in your mouth and place an ice pack on your cheek to relieve the pain as well.
Come in for a Consultation Today
If you are in pain from TMD or bruxism, Dr. Boles has the knowledge and experience to treat the condition. Dr. Boles will find the right solution for you, and he will work with you to ensure that the pain is alleviated. Don’t spend your days in pain due to bruxism or TMD.