Your dentist can help with TMJ pain relief

The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are located on each side of the jaw and are the hinges that connect the jawbone to the skull. The joints play a vital role in the function of your jaw and are designed to move in many different directions, making them some of the most complex joints in the body. The repeated stress placed on our jaws when we eat, speak, or grind our teeth can lead to painful symptoms. Fortunately, there is relief for those who suffer from TMJ pain. Lawrence Dental Group offers patients in Kingston, Pennsylvania, treatment options for TMJ disorders to alleviate discomfort and restore healthy functionality.  

Comprehensive diagnosis of TMJ 

Chances are, by the time you talk to your dentist about TMJ disorder, you have already explored other options for treating your symptoms with little to no success. Many individuals suffer from symptoms such as chronic headaches, neck and jaw stiffness, and ear pain for years without a proper diagnosis. Dr. Weigand truly understands TMJ disorder and its negative impact on your life. Our team will conduct a comprehensive examination of the teeth and jaw tob provide the most effective treatment options.  

Treatment for TMJ 

For most cases of TMJ disorder, we begin by suggesting conservative lifestyle and behavior modifications such as: 

  • Stopping chewing gum 
  • Stopping biting on hard objects 
  • Improving posture 
  • Stress management, including meditation or yoga 
  • Nightguard to eliminate bruxism 

In more severe cases of TMJ, we may recommend a custom oral splint that helps evenly distribute the bite force and keep your jaw in a more neutral position to reduce strain. Other treatment options can include orthodontic treatment to address misalignment and bite problems. In rare cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the problem.  

Lawrence Dental Group has years of experience improving patients’ quality of life through TMJ treatment. If you are experiencing symptoms such as migraines, limited jaw mobility, dizziness, neck pain, or clicking of the jaw, call our Kingston, PA office at (570) 852-2650 to schedule a free consultation with Lawrence Dental Excellence.  

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Dr. Stephen Lawrence Dr. Stephen Lawrence has served as a private practitioner for over 25 years. From Instant Orthodontics to Smile Makeovers’, he is considered as one of the most skilled and experienced cosmetic dentists in the area. He has attended the prestigious Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education and is also a certified Clear Aligners Preferred Provider and Perio Protect nonsurgical gum treatment provider. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and Pennsylvania Dental Association.

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