Those who have been diagnosed with TMJ disorder may be looking for the ultimate treatment. The pain that they experience every day from talking, chewing, and most jaw and mouth movements is more than just a mild annoyance and inconvenience. TMJ sufferers often deal with damage to their teeth due to clenching and grinding that may occur, as well as changes to their bite that may result in pain and discomfort. One way to address this issue is to consider a neuromuscular treatment for TMJ. LA dentist Dr. Mungcal of Downtown Dental offers oral appliances and bite guards for patients who have been diagnosed with TMJ disorders.
Oral appliances are custom-made to fit the patient’s mouth to protect the teeth. These clear “bite guards” can keep teeth from becoming damaged due to clenching, grinding, and biting forces that may occur due to TMJ disorder and be triggered from periods of high stress and anxiety. These oral appliances fit precisely with the patient’s teeth, unlike those that are purchased over the counter at drugstores. Dentist-made oral appliances often result in better fit and comfort, which encourages better compliance from patients who need them most.
Bite guards, splints, and other oral appliances can help patients tremendously with the pain they may experience due to TMJ disorder. Teeth are also protected from the grinding, which can help prolong the life of natural teeth, as well as restorations. Crowns, bridges, and veneers can all be protected from TMJ disorder thanks to oral appliances and bite guards. Many patients may be surprised at the protection and pain relief that these oral appliances can provide.
Dr. Mungcal of Downtown Dental is proud to offer neuromuscular treatment for TMJ. LA residents can enjoy our friendly, helpful, qualified team, and enjoy our state-of-the-art dental facility for patients of all ages. If you are looking for a family dentist that can help with TMJ disorder and other neuromuscular treatments, as well as general and cosmetic dentistry, contact Downtown Dental today for a consultation.