Treatment for TMJ Issues
Bite splints are custom-made mouthguards that can alleviate the pain caused by TMJ issues. The appliance won’t fix your jaw issue, but it will be the first step towards your treatment. Dr. Gabriel will work with you to find the source of your TMD, but getting you out of immediate pain comes first.
Physical therapy and jaw exercises can help relieve pain and improve your jaw. Exercises can stretch and strengthen your jaw to provide greater mobility as well as relieve pain. They can also help you relax your jaw and promote healing.
Relaxation Techniques and Injections
Clenching and grinding your teeth can be a result of stress in your life. Learning how to relax your jaw can save you from pain and additional problems with your teeth. Relaxation can come in the form of lifestyle changes such as meditation and jaw exercises, or a professional can help by injecting Botox® or a similar substance that can relax your muscles and increase movement.