TMJ Therapy – San Antonio, TX
Put a Stop
to Chronic Jaw
& Head Pain
Do you struggle with teeth grinding or clenching? Many patients do, often because of stress. What’s more, this condition, which is known as bruxism, routinely causes damage during sleep when patients are unable to control this behavior. That’s why Dr. Holland recommends nightguards as custom options for TMJ therapy in San Antonio, TX to help patients stop the damage caused by bruxism. Wearing a custom-made nightguard is often all it takes to stop teeth from grinding together completely.
Why Choose New Image Dentistry for TMJ Therapy?
Dentist with Decades of
Diagnosis & Treatment
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction is a common side effect of untreated teeth grinding and clenching. The excessive pressure placed on the jaw leads to strain or stress on the joints that can be extremely painful. TMJ dysfunction leads to a number of adverse symptoms, including:
- Jaw pain and discomfort
- Limited jaw mobility, making speaking and chewing difficult
- Grinding or popping noises when the mouth is opened and closed
- Complete jaw immobility
Regardless of whether TMJ dysfunction occurs due to nighttime teeth grinding and clenching or other unnecessary stress, nightguards are a good first step in treatment as they relieve excess pressure on the jaw joints. If we determine more advanced treatment is necessary, we work with patients to develop an effective treatment plan.