When you have chronic headaches and jaw pain, or difficulty sleeping well at night, you could suffer from common disorders like TMD, bruxism, or even sleep apnea. Instead of relying on medication and surgery to correct these concerns, your Houston, TX, dentist may employ advanced technology with the TruDenta® system.
The Causes of Jaw Joint Strain
If you have soreness in the face, jaw, or neck, or chronic headaches and migraines, this could be linked to strain on your jaw joints. TMJ disorder could mean your mouth has trouble opening and closing fully, and bruxism could cause damage due to persistent grinding and clenching as you sleep. Both of these disorders could be caused by missing teeth, bite imbalance, misalignment, stress, and injury to the face or jaw. By treating the source of your discomfort, we help protect your smile from injury and put a stop to painful symptoms that could otherwise grow worse with time.
Poor Sleep and OSA
The position of your jaw could impact your sleep as well. For example, with sleep apnea soft tissues in the throat and mouth collapse and block airflow. The brain will wake you so you breathe again, and despite having no memory of being woken up, these interruptions to your sleep cycle could happen multiple times a night. To avoid exhaustion, irritability, and in the ling term, negative impacts on your immune and cardiovascular system, you need to seek treatment for sleep apnea. Common symptoms include daytime exhaustion, dry mouth, headaches, trouble staying awake, and difficulty focusing on tasks at work or school.
The TruDenta® Process
We start by using digital imaging technology to gather detailed pictures of your jaw, teeth, joints, and other oral structures. These images enable us to identify the factors behind your strain and uncomfortable symptoms. We then commence with treatment, which is minimally invasive and designed to improve the alignment of your jaw joints and facial structures, relieving pressure and helping you avoid the symptoms of TMJ disorder, bruxism, and even sleep apnea. We also alleviate inflammation and other potential complications of jaw joint strain. Our in-office treatments are comfortable, and provide relief without relying on surgery. Treatment is even covered by many insurance plans too! If you have any questions about TruDenta®, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to see if this advanced treatment is right for your smile, then contact our team today.
OUR HOUSTON, TX DENTIST’S OFFICE PROVIDES ADVANCED TREATMENT OPTION
At our Houston, TX dentist’s office, we want to employ advanced technology to offer relief for an array of jaw joint disorders and sleep issues. Find out more about how our team helps addressing issues like TMD and bruxism by calling Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry at (281) 974-4494.