TMJ Treatment - Tolland, CT

Jaw Pain? TMJ Treatment Can Help

Tackling a Commonly Misunderstood Condition

TMJ is often incorrectly used to refer to the popping sound that can occur in a person’s jaw when they’re speaking or eating. TMJ isn’t the condition itself, but the parts of the body affected by the clicking or popping—the temporomandibular joints. You have two of them; one is found under the skin and muscles in front of each of your ears. These joints connect the mandible (lower jaw) to your skull and are essentially hinges that enable your mouth to open and close. Jaw pain and popping are common symptoms of TMJ disorders, which can have a variety of causes. You may be consciously or unconsciously grinding your teeth, suffering from a misalignment of the teeth (sometimes referred to as malocclusion), or experiencing stress that’s causing your jaw muscles themselves to become stressed. The symptoms can appear in your head, mouth, and upper body. If they’re persistent and are beginning to interfere with your normal activities, we recommend that you schedule an appointment for TMJ treatment in Tolland, CT.

TMJ Disorder Symptoms

  • Jaw pain
  • Jaw stiffness
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Eye pain
  • Earaches
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Neck pain and stiffness
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Sleep Right Through Your TMJ Treatment

The good news about the TMJ treatment that we offer is that you can actually sleep right through it! At your examination, Dr. Neil Hoss will assess your condition and if a nightguard is right for you, we can custom-fit one to you. This device prevents you from grinding and wearing your teeth down as a result of putting excessive pressure on your TMJ. You’ll put this device on just before you go to sleep, wear it all night, and remove it once you wake up in the morning. Nightguards are very easy to put in place and through regular use can be very effective in alleviating or even eliminating your TMJ symptoms. Don’t live with tooth pain any longer—schedule an appointment and let us fix your TMJ issues. We want you to enjoy eating, speaking, and sleeping without discomfort once again.

Yes! I want relief from my TMJ symptoms!

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