Does TMJ treatment hurt?
Contrary to what you might think, TMJ treatment is usually non-invasive and painless. In fact, the goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms that accompany TMJ. Symptoms of TMJ include, but are not limited to:
- Jaw pain
- Facial pain
- Teeth grinding
- Popping, clicking, or grinding in your joint
- Jaw locking open or closed
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Teeth not coming together correctly
- Unstable bite
If you experience any of these symptoms, call our Irvine, CA dental office to schedule a TMJ evaluation. TMJ generally does not resolve on its own and your joint may deteriorate over time.
Additionally, the severity of your symptoms may significantly decrease your quality of life by causing pain and fatigue. Our patients report a significant reduction in symptoms after treatment for even a short time. The custom occlusal appliances we make for our patients help to release the tension for your jaw and protect your teeth from constant grinding.
Dr. Jeffrey Robertson designs custom oral appliances to keep your jaw in a comfortable position so that you can heal and get relief without surgery.
Our oral appliances may take a little getting used to, but they do not hurt. Most patients get completely used to wearing them within a couple of days.