TMD/Night Guards in Wake Forest, NC

Your jaw joints, known as temporomandibular joints (TMJ), are responsible for the proper functioning and movement of the jaw. If you experience frequent jaw pain, stiffness, or headaches, chances are that you may have temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Enhance Dental at Heritage offers TMD treatment and night guards in Wake Forest, NC, to alleviate jaw pain and improve its functionality. During your visit to our practice, Dr. Omad Chaudhary will carefully examine your TMJ, diagnose the underlying cause, and form a personalized treatment plan. You can trust our dental professionals to provide you with the highest quality services.

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    What Is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)

    Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is a collective term for conditions that affect the temporomandibular joints (TMJ), the connecting links between your lower jaw and the skull. In many cases, jaw pain may originate due to internal causes such as misalignment of teeth, bite irregularities, or excessive clenching of teeth or jaws. However, some people suffer from TMD due to external factors or injuries.

    TMD can also occur as a result of aging or certain medical conditions, such as arthritis. Due to these factors, the joint loses its cushioning effect and becomes more stiff, causing reduced movement and pain. With proper evaluation and TMJ treatment in Wake Forest, NC, we can help improve the functioning of your jaws.

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    Symptoms of TMD

    People suffering from TMD may experience varying symptoms, and they may get worse with the passage of time. Common symptoms include:

    • Persistent jaw pain
    • Trouble opening or closing the mouth
    • Frequent headaches or earaches
    • Difficulty in chewing food
    • Clicking or popping sounds
    • Jaw pain that extends to ears or neck
    • Limited jaw movement
    • Muscle spasms in the jaw
    • Ringing in the ears

    If you experience a few or more of these symptoms, it is important to seek professional help at the right time. Our Wake Forest dental professionals can design personalized TMD treatments to relieve discomfort and restore the functionality of your jaw joints.

    Question About TMD/Night Guards?

    Customized Night Guards in Wake Forest, NC, for TMD Treatment

    Our dental practice offers custom-fit night guards that offer a non-invasive option for the treatment of TMD. A night guard is a special appliance that is designed to fit snugly over your teeth and provide a cushioning effect to prevent teeth clenching or grinding. Moreover, it also reduces excess pressure on the jaw joints, which helps alleviate pain and discomfort.

    After evaluating the condition of your TMJ, we will record bite impressions to craft your custom-fit nightguard. They are molded to fit comfortably over your teeth without harming your oral tissues. When you wear this appliance regularly at night, it gently addresses pain, discomfort, stiffness, and other symptoms associated with TMJ. The overall treatment duration may last for a few months, depending on the severity of your condition.

    What People Say About Us!

    The staff at this facility provided exceptional service. After inquiring about treatment one night, I received a prompt call the next morning and was scheduled for an appointment the very next day. The staff was incredibly helpful and provided honest feedback regarding my treatment options.

    Shiekel Richardson

    Great practice. I’ve never met a dentist that is so knowledgeable and kind. The office is beautiful. The doctor is wonderful at explaining things I never even knew existed. They have a wonderful savings plan for a year that includes some good services.

    Margie Garcia

    Dr Omad and his staff were fantastic. As someone with some dental anxiety, I can say he made me feel completely comfortable. I was able to schedule appointments for me and my kids within the week. There was pretty much no wait time in the office.

    Rebecca Burns

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    Discover the relief you have been seeking with our TMD treatment and customized nightguards in Wake Forest, NC. Visit our dental facility or call us today at (919) 569-5719 to book an appointment.

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