Many dentists make mouthguards you can wear at night to prevent teeth grinding and call it Lexington TMJ treatment. While a mouthguard may help relieve TMJ symptoms, it may not be enough to eliminate your pain on its own. Dr. Trish Takacs is one of only a few hundred dentists in the U.S. to offer TruDenta® therapy. She uses advanced technology to diagnose TMJ disorder (TMD) and several different treatments to comprehensively address it, including ultrasound therapy, trigger point manipulation, and cold laser.
Your treatment will:
- Be customized to address the underlying causes of your TMD
- Relieve your pain
- Restore your jaw’s function so you’ll be able to chew in comfort again
- Address related symptoms such as chronic headaches
- Not involve injections or surgery
If you think you might have TMJ disorder, call the TMJ and Sleep Dentistry Center of Central Kentucky today at 859-251-5115 for an appointment with Dr. Takacs.
Relieve TMJ Pain With Mouthguards & TruDenta Therapy
A TMJ disorder results when your temporomandibular joints, which connect your jaw to your skull, become irritated and/or inflamed. We’ll diagnose you by analyzing your bite force, range of motion, and other factors. Teeth grinding (bruxism) can aggravate this condition by putting added pressure on the joints. We can create a custom mouthguard for you that gently moves your jaw into a position that takes pressure off your TMJ and prevents teeth grinding.
While a mouthguard may be enough for some cases of TMJ disorder, more severe cases will benefit from TruDenta treatment. To achieve the desired results, we use a combination of in-office and home treatments that may include:
- Orthotic appliances (jaw repositioning)
- Force balancing
- Cold laser
- Ultrasound therapy
- Application of microcurrent
Some patients may even find relief with Botox®, which is FDA approved to treat chronic migraines. We are trained to administer Botox injections safely in our office.
Stop Your Headaches & Other Symptoms of TMJ Disorder
A chronic jaw ache is the most obvious symptom of TMJ disorder, but it’s not the only one. In addition to jaw pain, you may suffer from:
- Difficulty chewing
- Facial swelling, especially around the jaw
- Frequent headaches or migraines
- Unexplained earaches
For comprehensive TMJ treatment in Lexington, call 859-251-5115 today. You’ll find the TMJ and Sleep Dentistry Center of Central Kentucky at 2408 Sir Barton Way, Suite 275, right across from the Hamburg location of Beaumont Family Dentistry.