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Bruxism and TMJ Treatment - Charlotte, NC

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Is TMJ Affecting the Quality of Your Life?

TMJ may seem like a problem that is focused on one part of your body – the jaw joint, but it has the ability to affect multiple areas. People with TMJ may have learned to live with this problem and its symptoms:

  • Daily pain around the jaw joint area
  • Pain that spreads from the jaw joint to the head, shoulders, neck and rest of jaw
  • Difficulty opening the mouth wide because of pain or “sticking/locking” of the jaw joint
  • Uncomfortable feelings in the jaw, as if it does not quite “fit” together
  • Headaches, earaches, or ringing in the ears

Over time, TMJ symptoms like these can begin to have an effect on your everyday lifestyle. Instead of living with chronic pain and discomfort, or worry about your jaw, it is time to contact your dentist. Dr. Todd Engel has spent years partnering with people like you who deserve a way to manage their TMJ. Together, you will develop a treatment plan based on a thorough examination of your condition.

Dental Solutions to Combat Your TMJ

Getting to the root of your TMJ pain is one of the ways Dr. Engel will work with you to treat this painful and uncomfortable issue.

Some of the common causes of TMJ pain include:

  • Teeth grinding (bruxism) due to stress or while sleeping
  • Misalignment of the teeth or jaw
  • Difficulty opening the mouth wide because of pain or “sticking/locking” of the jaw joint
  • Injury to the teeth or jaw
  • Arthritis

Depending on your situation, Dr. Engel may recommend one or a combination of treatments, like an occlusion adjustment or specialized nightguard. The goal of an occlusal adjustment is to adjust the teeth and jaw for a fit that feels normal and discourages unnatural jaw positioning that can lead to TMJ related jaw pain. Nightguards can help keep the jaw in a neutral position during sleep, if bruxism, or teeth grinding, is an issue.


Discomfort in the Jaw is Not the Body’s Normal State

Pain in any area of the body is a signal that something is wrong. If you have jaw pain, it is time for you to contact your dentist for an appointment. Jaw pain may not seem to have a connection to your teeth, but it can be an indicator that leads to dental-related solutions. Trust Dr. Engel to work with you to find the best treatment for your TMJ.

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9330 Center Lake Dr Ste 210
Charlotte NC 28216

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