For some patients, the source of their TMJ pain is caused by a misaligned bite that places more pressure on certain areas of their mouth than others. This can be caused by trauma, crooked teeth, or even poorly placed restorations. By finding these trouble spots and readjusting your bite, we can redistribute the force being applied to your jaw joints and ease any strain and discomfort, providing you with lasting relief.
We also offer a short-term solution for TMJ pain using our TENS machine. Small electrodes are placed along your jaw area, which will be stimulated with small pulses of electricity that will cause a tingling feeling. This helps ease your pain by keeping the muscles from registering your discomfort and sending it to your brain. We often recommend this for patients who are experiencing pain as they’re undergoing a more long-term solution.