TMD – Nightguards
Enhance Dental at Heritage is a dental practice located in the Wake Forest area that provides top-notch general dentistry services to families in the community. As part of our comprehensive care, we offer TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) treatment to help alleviate discomfort and improve the functionality of the jaw. The experienced dental professionals at Enhance Dental at Heritage are dedicated to providing the highest quality care to their patients, using the latest techniques and technologies to ensure the best possible outcomes. If you or a loved one is in need of TMD treatment or any other general dental services, come visit Enhance Dental at Heritage and experience compassionate care.
What is TMD?
TMD stands for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, which is a condition that affects the temporomandibular joints (TMJ), the joints that connect the jawbone to the skull. TMD is a broad term that encompasses a range of symptoms and conditions related to the TMJ, including pain, discomfort, clicking or popping sounds in the jaw, and difficulty opening or closing the mouth. The exact cause of TMD can vary, but it is often related to issues such as stress, arthritis, injury to the jaw or face, grinding or clenching of the teeth, and misaligned teeth.
Temporomandibular joint disorder can cause a range of symptoms, including:
- Pain or tenderness in the jaw, face, neck, or shoulders
- Clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the jaw when opening or closing the mouth
- Limited jaw movement or locking of the jaw
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Muscle spasms in the jaw
- Pain when chewing or biting
- Facial swelling
It’s important to note that not everyone with TMD will experience all of these symptoms, and the severity of symptoms can vary widely. If you are experiencing symptoms of TMD, it is important to see your Enhance dentist for an evaluation. Our dental professionals can diagnose the condition and recommend the appropriate treatment. With the right treatment, TMD can be managed and the symptoms reduced, allowing you to enjoy improved comfort and function in the jaw.
Custom-made nightguards are one of the effective ways to treat TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder). The nightguards work by preventing clenching and grinding of the teeth, which can put excessive pressure on the temporomandibular joints and lead to TMD symptoms. The nightguards are designed to fit over the teeth and cushion the jaw, reducing the stress on the joints and muscles and providing a more relaxed and comfortable bite.
At Enhance Dental, the team takes great care and attention to detail when crafting custom-made nightguards for their patients. The nightguards are made to fit each patient’s unique bite and are molded to the exact shape of their teeth. This ensures a comfortable and secure fit, so the patient can wear the nightguard all night without any discomfort or irritation. By taking great time and detail when crafting nightguards, the team at Enhance Dental at Heritage ensures that each patient receives the best possible treatment for their TMD symptoms.
Discover the comfort and relief you’ve been searching for with Enhance Dental at Heritage’s TMD treatment and custom-made nightguards. Don’t let TMD hold you back any longer. Take the first step towards a healthier and more comfortable jaw today by scheduling a consultation with Enhance Dental at Heritage. Our team is here to help, and we look forward to helping you find the relief you need.