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Patients with TMJ have damage of various sorts to the joint and to the cartilage that allows the jaw bone to move back and forth. A lot of times it's a matter of, their bite is off, and so if you can find a way to improve the way they bite together, you can take the strain off of the TMJ. That may be a simple matter of just adjusting the bite. It may be a matter of providing ... Maybe if they're missing their back teeth, providing a denture to help support the back of the jaw. It may mean a bite splint that helps to hold the jaw open a little bit; take the pressure off of the joint.

Trust Dr. Moores, and his over three decades of experience, for excellent TMJ treatment options. With neuromuscular solutions, you will soon feel relief from the headaches and migraines caused by your jaw. Call (530) 413-7002 to schedule an appointment and discover how you can improve your overall health with TMJ treatment Paradise, CA area.

Don’t Ignore TMJ Pain

It is imperative that you treat your TMJ pain appropriately. Pain medication and muscle relaxers will help for a brief time, but they won’t treat the cause of the pain. Dr. Moores can help you determine a course of action to actually treat your TMJ and end the pain for good.

Treating TMJ Pain

TMJ pain is often associated with teeth grinding/clenching. Over time, your muscles become strained and pull out of alignment. The first thing Dr. Moores wants to do is see where your jaw rests when it is not straining. To accomplish that, we use a TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) machine.

The TENS machine will relax your muscles and allow Dr. Moores to see how your jaw naturally sits. With this information, Dr. Moores is able to customize your treatment option and bring your jaw back into a natural, comfortable alignment.

Dr. Moores often prescribes a mouthguard or splint to be worn while you sleep. The oral appliance will ease your jaw back into alignment while protecting your teeth from surface damage caused by grinding your teeth. He may also recommend adjusting your bite with restorative dentistry options.

Are you suffering from TMJ pain, headaches, or migraines? Call (530) 413-7002 or use our online form to set up a consultation with Dr. Moores with TMJ treatment Paradise, CA. One appointment is usually all he needs to determine if an oral appliance can help you.

If you have any questions about how we can help with your dental care, or to make a new appointment, call us today at 530-413-7002 or fill out our online form.

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