TMJ Therapy

Many people struggle with problems related to their temporomandibular joint without knowing what a temporomandibular joint is. The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ for short, connects the lower jaw to the bottom of the skull just in front of the ears on either side of the face. These joints are what let the jaw move for common actions like talking, chewing, or yawning. Often, they work exactly as they should, but not always. When they don’t work correctly the result is a condition known as TMJ disorder or TMJ dysfunction. Symptoms of TMJ dysfunction include.

Do you struggle with any of these symptoms? If so, seeking care is important. Left untreated, TMJ dysfunction can lead to tooth damage and tooth loss, eventually requiring corrective surgery. That’s why Dr. Lucas of Naples, FL offers TMJ therapy as one of his services. With TMJ therapy, patients can protect their teeth and experience relief from their uncomfortable symptoms.

Often, the root cause of TMJ dysfunction is a misaligned bite. Because of that, the goal of TMJ therapy is to correct the misaligned bite and protect teeth from any further damage. TMJ therapy typically involves a specially made bite appliance. Your appliance will be custom-made for you based on a very specific design crafted by Dr. Lucas. What’s more, because stress-induced teeth grinding is often involved, Dr. Lucas may talk to you about ways to handle or reduce stress.

If you suspect that you’re struggling with TMJ dysfunction, contact our dental office in Naples, FL to schedule a consultation and discuss your symptoms.