TMJ/TMD Treatment in Fort Loramie, OH
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What is TMJ/TMD Treatment?
The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is the joint where your jaw connects to your skull to enable you to open your jaw smoothly. Sometimes, the temporomandibular joint is injured or damaged, resulting in a debilitating condition known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction or disorder (TMD). If you're experiencing pain or hearing sounds when you move your jaw, then schedule a consultation with Dr. Dawne Slabach to see if you have TMD. At our office, Fort Loramie Dental Center in Fort Loramie, OH, Dr. Slabach utilizes advanced tools to examine and care for your TMD to ease painful symptoms. Your TMJ treatment will be based on the cause of your TMD and your particular condition, but a few options include oral appliances (day and/or night guards), bite alteration, dental restorations, and more.
What does TMJ/TMD Treatment Entail?
To help diagnose a temporomandibular dysfunction, Dr. Slabach will carefully listen to and understand your concerns before a physical examination. During the exam, she will assess how your jaw moves and look for signs of misalignment, clenching, and teeth grinding. She will also palpate the jaw and lower face for swelling and tenderness. Dr. Slabach may order digital x-rays of your jaw joints or an analysis of your bite to look for underlying factors that could determine your therapy approach. Depending on the examination, she will review your treatment options that could incorporate bite splints, orthodontics, or restorative dentistry (crowns, bridges, and dentures).
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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain makes it tough to eat, talk, and enjoy your day-to-day life. Since there are many possible causes, signs, and remedies for temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), please schedule a consultation with Dr. Dawne Slabach at her office in Fort Loramie, OH. She will perform a detailed examination before diagnosing the problem and discussing treatment options. Get in touch with our Fort Loramie Dental Center staff to learn more and make an appointment.