Get Rid of Your Jaw Ache With TMJ Treatment in Lexington, KY
Many dentists make mouthguards you can wear at night to prevent teeth grinding and call it 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 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 that 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 (mouthguards)
- Force balancing
- Cold laser
- Ultrasound therapy
- Application of microcurrent
Don’t Ignore 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, call 859-251-5115. You’ll find the TMJ and Sleep Dentistry Center of Central Kentucky at 2408 Sir Barton Way, Suite 275, right across the street from the Hamburg location of Beaumont Family Dentistry.