TMJ Therapy in Fort Worth
Do you frequently have trouble with chronic headaches, jaw clicking, or recurring pain in your neck, shoulders, and face? These are all symptoms of a serious but underdiagnosed condition that’s known as TMJ disorder. Sometimes shortened to just TMD, TMJ disorder affects the temporomandibular joints. These small, triangular-shaped joints are located on both sides of the face, just in front of the ears. You may spend most of your life completely unaware of them, but they serve an important purpose. When they’re working normally, they help you smoothly open and close your mouth to talk, chew, and even yawn. However, stress or a misaligned bite can cause their nerve endings to gradually become worn down and exposed, eventually causing painful symptoms that require TMJ therapy.
Symptoms of TMJ disorder can vary in intensity and duration, but if you have struggled with TMJ disorder for a long period of time, you may wonder if TMJ therapy can really offer you the relief you crave. The good news is that TMJ therapy does work and can provide relief. At Dr. Renee Corbitt’s Fort Worth dental office, we’re using non-surgical TMJ therapy to help patients successfully treat the pain associated with TMJ disorder. Using a custom-made, non-invasive oral appliance, Dr. Corbitt can help you realign your bite, arresting pain and alleviating harmful stress on joints and muscles.
Comfortable, Non-Surgical TMJ Therapy for Patients of Fort Worth and Surrounding Areas
Because of how common TMJ disorder is, Dr. Corbitt checks for signs of it during every oral exam. During your exam, we’ll look for the tell-tale signs of wear and tear that teeth grinding can cause. We’ll also check to see that your jaw is properly aligned. A key part of successful TMJ therapy is correcting the misalignment that lies at the heart of your TMJ disorder.
During your exam, if we find any signs that indicate a problem with TMJ disorder, we'll talk with you and set up a personalized plan for your TMJ therapy. One of the most common ways that dentists provide TMJ therapy is with a custom-made oral appliance. With an oral appliance, it’s possible for us to arrest any pain or discomfort you might be having and help you correct your bite, restoring natural alignment and easing painful symptoms.
An oral appliance is just one aspect of successful TMJ therapy, though. Another is learning how to manage the stress you encounter in your day-to-day life. At Dr. Corbitt’s Fort Worth office, we’ll continue your TMJ therapy by recommending relaxing techniques that will help you manage the stress and anxiety associated with TMJ disorder. Many patients find that combining relaxation techniques with the traditional method of TMJ therapy, oral appliances, can successfully treat their TMJ disorder.
If you live in Fort Worth or a surrounding area and need help treating the painful symptoms associated with TMJ disorder, call Dr. Corbitt's Fort Worth office to schedule a consultation appointment with us.
Our skilled team will work with you to provide comfortable, personalized, and non-surgical Fort Worth TMJ therapy that will offer you the effective relief from TMJ disorder you have been craving.