TMJ Treatment
  • Protect your smile from teeth grinding
  • Relieve jaw tension by healing your joints
  • Minimize headaches & other TMJ symptoms
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Find Much-Needed Relief With TMJ Treatment in Blythewood

Your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are two small joints that have a big job. They allow you to open your mouth comfortably to bite into food, talk to a loved one, laugh with a friend, or yawn when you’re tired. If your TMJ becomes dysfunctional, those familiar habits become more difficult and even painful. That’s when you need TMJ treatment in Blythewood. It will:

  • Give you relief from TMJ discomfort
  • Help you wake up without an aching jaw
  • Reduce your risk of damaging your teeth
  • Keep your smile in good condition
  • Improve the quality of your life

Call 803-653-6331 for an appointment. If you don’t have insurance, join our membership plan for savings on treatments.

Relieve the Pain of Your TMJ Disorder

A TMJ disorder can happen for any number of reasons. Injury, arthritis, misalignment, or teeth grinding habits can all contribute to this problem. Whatever the cause, your team at Blythewood Village Dentistry can stop your chronic pain. We offer a wide range of treatment options:

  • Custom Mouthguard – If you grind your teeth, it can inflame your jaw, leading to a TMJ disorder. We can create a custom oral appliance for you that acts like a barrier between your teeth. You’ll wear it at night, the most common time frame for teeth grinding. It allows your jaw to heal. It also protects your teeth from damage to your enamel.
  • Botox Treatments – This FDA-approved solution includes strategic injections around your jaw area. The treatment goes into effect almost right away and lasts for several months. You can regularly repeat the treatment during your dental checkups.
  • Clear Aligner Treatments – If a misaligned bite is the source of your TMJ problems, your dentist may recommend clear aligner treatment. We use Candid clear aligners, which will straighten your teeth and correct your alignment in about 12 to 18 months.

Call 803-653-6331 for TMJ treatment in Blythewood. You can also request an appointment online.

Common Questions About TMJ Treatment

Does TMJ treatment work?

TMJ treatment has helped many patients once again enjoy everyday activities like talking, eating, and laughing without pain. The key to successful TMJ therapy is finding a treatment method that works best for you. We offer several different ways to treat TMJ pain, including a custom mouthguard, orthodontics, and Botox®. We’ll determine which one will work best for you.

How long does TMJ treatment take?

The length of your TMJ treatment will depend on the treatment method you require. Some patients respond well to Botox® treatment, which requires only 10 minutes to administer. Other patients need to wear a night guard or splint while sleeping to eliminate their TMJ pain. Some patients respond best to clear aligner therapy, which usually takes between 12 and 18 months to complete.

What are the signs of a TMJ disorder?

Signs of a TMJ disorder may include jaw pain, clicking or popping sounds when chewing, difficulty opening the mouth completely, facial pain, headaches, and ear pain or ringing. Some people may also experience neck and shoulder pain or toothaches unrelated to dental problems. Also, your jaw may feel locked or stuck. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to visit our practice for help.

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