Discover How TMJ Treatment Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Any pain in your body can wreak havoc on your physical and emotional well-being. So, if you have temporomandibular disorder (TMD), you must seek treatment to improve your quality of life. Orcutt Family Dentistry in Fair Oaks, California, offers conservative yet effective TMJ pain treatments. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Brian Orcutt today as the first step towards a painless lifestyle.

What is TMJ pain?

Everyone has two hinge-like joints (temporomandibular joints) located on either side of the face. These joints connect the lower jaw to the skull and are responsible for the movements of your jaw when chewing, speaking, smiling, yawning, etc. 

Unfortunately, when the TMJs are inflamed, strained, or injured, you may experience numerous undesirable symptoms. 

Some include:

  • Chronic headaches
  • Jaw pain and soreness
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Locked jaws
  • Limited jaw movement
  • Painful chewing
  • Popping sounds when using your jaws
  • Facial and neck pain

The exact cause of TMJ pain is unknown, but bruxism, stress, poor genetics, dental injuries, and inflammatory diseases have been linked to this condition. Whatever the cause, schedule an appointment with Dr. Orcutt for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

TMJ treatment for a pain-free life

From constant headaches to nagging jaw pain, TMJ disorder can leave you frustrated. But all is not lost! TMJ treatment at our office offers an effective solution to alleviate these unpleasant symptoms. 

Dr. Orcutt treats TMJ pain with oral appliance therapy, which uses a custom-fitted oral device to allow your jaw joints and muscles to heal and relax. A TMJ oral splint is worn at night and removed in the morning. Many patients using TMJ nightguards report improved sleep and reduced headaches and jaw soreness.

Our dentist may complement oral appliance therapy with ice pack application, jaw rehabilitation exercises, stress management techniques, and anti-inflammatory drugs. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for TMJ pain. Your treatment depends on the cause, and our doctor will help devise a customized treatment plan.

TMJ pain treatment near me

Don't let jaw pain and constant headaches deteriorate the quality of life. With the right approach, TMJ pain treatments in Fair Oaks, California, can improve your symptoms significantly, and finally, you can live a pain-free life. Call (916) 963-9986 to schedule an appointment with Orcutt Family Dentistry.