Occlusal Devices, Physical Therapy
TMJ Disorder and Therapy
Grinding, Clenching... Bruxism
TMJ disorders — a type of temporomandibular disorder or TMD — can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement. The exact cause of a person's TMJ disorder is often difficult to determine. Your pain may be due to a combination of factors, such as genetics, arthritis or jaw injury. (Mayo Clinic)
Popping or clicking in your jaw joint can be a cause for concern beyond just an annoyance.
Our doctors can fabricate an occlusal guard that you can use during the day or throughout the night to help protect your jaw and your teeth. These devices can also reduce the pain you feel after a stressful day or waking up in the morning.
There are times when physical therapy is needed to reduce and/or erase the pain of TMJ disorders. At Health Centered Dentistry, we partner with various physical therapy offices throughout town including Alaska Physical Therapy Specialists and Advanced Physical Therapy of Alaska to ensure you receive top notch care to help heal your jaw joint and get you back to enjoying life.
Call us today for a free consultation on TMJ Disorder at (888) 707-0222.