Find A Solution To Your TMJ Pain and Teeth Grinding In Ruston
Although it connects your jawbone to your head, your temporomandibular joint – more commonly called your TMJ – can cause pain through your neck, shoulders, and back. Since it is often associated with teeth grinding, you can find relief with TMJ treatment from a qualified Ruston, LA dentist.Dr. Stuckey on TMJ Read Transcript
We offer treatment for TMJ patients. When someone comes in, they have pain in their jaw muscles, their teeth are aching because they're clenching and grinding at night, we can make them a custom mouthguard to wear at night when they sleep so that it balances out the muscles and lets everything relax and calm down. It makes for a much more pleasurable experience where they can sleep better at night.
A mouthguard from Patrick Stuckey, D.D.S. can help you in a number of ways:
- It can help relieve pressure and pain on your TMJ
- It can prevent you from damaging your teeth by clenching and grinding
- It can reduce and even eliminate other related symptoms like headaches and migraines
It you’re grinding your teeth while sleeping or even during the day, call us now at 318-255-8648 to design your custom oral appliance.
Use A Proven Method To Treat Your Jaw Pain
The solution to TMJ problems and related pain is easier and less invasive than you’d think. You don’t need medication for grinding your teeth – you need a mouthguard designed just for you by Dr. Stuckey! We can offer you relief from symptoms like mouth pain and migraines by helping relieve the pressure on your TMJ and teaching your facial muscles to relax.
Because we believe in giving our patients the best solutions to their problems, we use the NTI Tension Suppression System in our office. You won’t find anything like these mouthguards at your local drugstore! Tailor-made to fit your upper or lower front teeth, this device will distribute the pressure of your grinding or clenching, lowering its intensity and impact on your jaw. You may even find that you have fewer migraines as a result of your NTI-TSS appliance. In fact, clinical trials showed 82 percent of patients experienced a 77 percent reduction in migraine episodes.
Undo Years Of Damage With Our Cosmetic Dentistry Options
If you’ve suffered from bruxism – the clinical term for teeth grinding – for any amount of time, the enamel on your teeth might be showing the impact. Whether it’s chips or cracks on the surface of your teeth or even worn-down teeth, the team at Patrick Stuckey, D.D.S. can get your smile back to its best shape with one or more cosmetic dentistry treatments:
- Dental crowns will restore badly cracked or worn teeth, particularly molars, in one visit
- Tooth bonding involves adding composite tooth-colored resin to even out cracked, chipped, or misshapen teeth
- Dental veneers can cover up a lifetime of damage and give you a whole new smile