Specializing In Stillwater TMJ Treatment
About The Procedure
Also known as TMJ, TMD, bite disease, or “temporomandibular joint dysfunction”, is a common condition which can cause many painful symptoms. Symptoms of this condition can range from jaw pain, headaches, earaches, neck pain, tooth clenching, grinding of the jaw, or jaw clicking/popping. Stress and fatigue can severely aggravate these symptoms.
Dr. McNickle and Dr. Vincent have had extensive training to treat this disorder and will evaluate your symptoms and recommend appropriate treatment. Just as we are all different, your symptoms may range from an annoying occasional jaw pop to excruciating headaches. Treatment can range from the use of warm compresses at night to wearing of a removable appliance called a bite splint.
Custom Bite Splints
A bite splint is a hard acrylic appliance designed to fit over your upper or lower teeth. A properly fitted bite splint serves two purposes. Providing relief from symptoms is therapeutic. Important as well, it provides diagnostic information to help determine long-term solutions. In addition to the treatment methods discussed, corrective restoration dentistry may be used to provide a final stabilized bite position.
A Variety of Treatments
Many people struggle with the pain of subconscious jaw clenching and teeth grinding, but there are treatments that help alleviate the discomfort associated with TMJ. At Stillwater Dental Associates, we understand that it can be very difficult to break a habit such as teeth grinding during sleep. Our treatments help prevent permanent damage from TMJ and get you feeling better quickly.
Long-term teeth grinding and TMJ related habits can result in a loss of cartilage around the jaw bones, and this loss in cartilage can cause severe jaw stiffness and chronic discomfort. In a worst case scenario, teeth grinding can even lead to tooth loss. Our experienced TMJ specialists can help you prevent permanent damage through a variety of treatments. Why struggle with headaches and a sore jaw when you can dramatically reduce the painful effects of teeth grinding and jaw clenching? Call Stillwater Dental Associates for more information today!
What Our Friends Have To Say:
“Our family loves Stillwater Dental Associates. The hygienists and Zach are great with all of our kids, and there is no fear of going to the dentist because they make the experience a fun time! We have always received great personal and gentle care, and we highly recommend SDA.”
– The Brown Family
“I recently got my teeth filed from Dr. Jungers and had the best experience at this office. Not only were the staff extremely friendly and helpful, but Dr. Jungers made my teeth look amazing. I went to a high school reunion a few days later and actually got complimented on my teeth.”
– C. Taylor
“My family has been receiving their high degree of expertise and superb treatments for 25+ years. Doctors, Hygienists, and the office staff are very professional/friendly. Everyone in the office listens to us, pays great attention to our needs and takes the time to explain things to us. The very best dentist office!”
“I have been so pleased with my experience at Stillwater Dental Associates. Dr. McNickle & all of the staff are so kind & considerate. I would highly recommend them. Thank you very much.”
– M. Littau
“Stillwater Dental Associates help me to smile! They provide a relaxed atmosphere with personable staff who make me feel at ease. I truly enjoy seeing them every six months!”
– G. McBride
“Stillwater dental associates are like family to us! I have never enjoyed the dentist, but they are so gentle and caring. They all want to help overall health by improving dental health! My girls want to stop by and say “Hi” even when we don’t have an appointment! This is an amazing place I highly recommend!”
– The Tharp Family