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Find Relief for Headaches & Jaw Pain with TMJ Treatment in St. Louis

Unless you’ve taken an anatomy quiz, you may never have even heard of your temporomandibular joints (TMJs), which connect your jaw to your skull. If you have a TMJ disorder, you’ve likely not only heard of them but have also spent time searching online about them. If the joints become inflamed, the result is chronic jaw pain and other symptoms. Don’t trust the internet to help you; let our dentists relieve your pain with TMJ treatment in St. Louis.

They will provide you with a diagnosis as well as an oral appliance or other device that will:

  • Help your joints heal by relieving pressure on them
  • Lessen effects of unpleasant TMJ symptoms like headaches
  • Stop you from grinding your teeth, a damaging habit often connected to TMJ disorders
  • Enable you to get back full range of motion in your jaw
  • Prevent pain from spreading from your jaw to other areas of your body

If you suspect your pain may be due to a TMJ disorder, call 314-334-1474.

TMJ Symptoms Aren’t All the Same, So Neither Is Your Treatment

Like many dentists, we often recommend a custom oral appliance to relieve TMJ symptoms. Yet we sometimes suggest additional treatments as well. For example, if bite problems are contributing to your TMJ pain, we can correct a misaligned bite with orthodontics. Some TMJ patients also suffer from sleep apnea. If you have sleep apnea, we’ll provide you with an oral appliance that keeps your airway open so you can sleep soundly throughout the night.

For headache pain, whether it is related to a TMJ disorder or not, we use the NTI device. Many patients find it more comfortable than other mouthguards because it only covers your front teeth. It’s the first non-drug method to win FDA approval as a migraine treatment.

Don’t Ignore TMJ Symptoms

In addition to jaw pain, many people with a TMJ disorder also experience:

  • Facial swelling and/or tenderness
  • Lockjaw
  • Unexplained ear pain
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Pain and/or tension in your neck and shoulders

Let us relieve your jaw ache and other symptoms. Visit The DentaLink for TMJ treatment in St. Louis. Call us at 314-334-1474 to make your appointment.

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