TMJ Treatment in North Richland Hills
Dr. Williams offers patients several types of TMJ treatment in North Richland Hills to help eliminate their discomfort so they can feel better soon.
The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) on either side of your head function as hinges for your upper and lower jaws. When these joints become irritated, the pain can be significant. If you’re one of the many people who experience daily jaw pain, tenderness, and swelling, then it could be a sign of TMJ problems. Dr. Williams will give you a thorough exam to determine the best TMJ treatment for you.
We offer suffering patients several ways to get relief, including:
- Help relieve nagging jaw pain and popping
- Make chewing easier so eating will be enjoyable
- Reduce migraine and tension headaches
- Protect your teeth against damage from teeth grinding
TMJ Solutions We Offer
Custom Mouth Guards and Splints
We use a “stair-step” approach of three different oral appliances depending on your needs and situation. These appliances will gently adjust the position of your jaw to reduce pressure on your TMJ. Dr. Williams will work closely with you to determine which one is right for you.
Our team can teach you several jaw stretching exercises and relaxation techniques you can do at home to help eliminate your pain.
If needed, Dr. Williams can prescribe a safe medication to help your jaw joint relax so you feel better. Muscle relaxers often work well with other types of treatment to minimize your most nagging pain.
Bruxism (teeth grinding) is both a cause and symptom of TMJ pain. Our custom oral appliances will keep you from grinding and clenching your teeth to help reduce your discomfort.
Migraine and Headache Treatment
Research has shown that teeth grinding and clenching are causes of migraine and tension headaches. We can reduce the number and severity of your headaches through treatment to stop your teeth grinding. Call 817-281-4801 to schedule an appointment.