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TMJ Therapy – Grove City, OH

Sound Solutions for Jaw, Neck, & Head Pain

TMD, also known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction, is a common issue that develops due to teeth grinding, bite misalignment, improperly placed restorations, and even jaw injuries. TMD is also known as TMJ dysfunction. It’s caused when the two joints that hinge your jawbone to your skull experience extra tension and pressure that forces them to become strained,. This results in symptoms like lockjaw, throbbing headaches, earaches, and ringing in the ears. Fortunately, we offer TMJ therapy in our Grove City, OH dental office to ease the tension on your jaw joints and provide you with lasting relief.

Why Choose Park Street Dental of Grove City for TMJ Therapy?

  • Proven Solutions for Chronic Headaches
  • 100% Custom-Made Oral Appliances
  • Friendly, Kind, & Experienced Dental Team

Diagnosis & Treatment

Woman in need of T M J treatment holding jaw in pain

We’ll conduct a thorough examination to find out whether your symptoms could be caused by TMJ dysfunction. If they are, we can then determine what the underlying issue is and walk you through a treatment option to address it permanently and minimize the chances of any additional harm.

Equilibration/Occlusal Adjustments

Dentist using model of jaw and skull bone to explain equilibration

As mentioned above, a common cause of TMJ dysfunction is a misaligned bite or improperly fitted restoration. An occlusal adjustment (also known as equilibration) is a simple treatment that involves reshaping a few key teeth (or restorations) to improve your bite and make sure that one jaw joint isn’t sustaining more force than the other. It’s a relatively non-invasive procedure that is an excellent way to address nightly teeth grinding and other symptoms of TMJ dysfunction.

Occlusal Splints

Hand holding a set of occlusal splints

A splint is a customized orthotic device made from acrylic that you can wear at night to gently shift your jaw into its idea alignment and protect your teeth from the force of grinding. It serves a dual purpose in preventing dental damage while relieving tension in your jaw joints, so you can wake up feeling rested and relieved instead of having a headache and sore mouth.