Full Dentures are removable prostheses of white plastic teeth in a pink gum-colored plastic base that rests on the remaining gum ridge once all of the teeth in the arch have been removed.
A partial denture is a removable appliance held in place by gripping the remaining healthy teeth, usually with metal clasps or wires.
Wish you could be free from painful headaches? Have you asked your dentist about TMJ treatment for headache relief?
Some patients visit various specialists to determine the cause of their head pain and other symptoms like:
Clicking in the jaw.
Limited jaw movement.
Tired facial muscles.
Pain in the neck, shoulders, and back.
Ringing or buzzing in the ears.
Actually, all of these symptoms point to TMJ disorder, or TMD.
The temporomandibular joints, or the TMJ, are the joints and jaw muscles located on either side of the head that control jaw movement. The movement of the jaw incorporates muscles, ligaments, and the bone itself that work in harmony to allow you to chew and speak.
Any issue that hinders the ball and socket of the TMJ can lead to TMJ disorder (TMD). Diagnosis is the first step to headache relief.
TMJ Mouth Guard Therapy
At SmileMakers Dental in Pocatello, our preferred TMJ treatment is with mouthguard therapy. The TMJ mouthguard is a small device fashioned to fit over your upper teeth, protecting them from wear. The appliance can also reposition the lower jaw.
Overall, mouthguard TMJ treatment works to relax the TMJ muscles and provide headache relief. While simple, the TMJ mouthguard therapy is an effective solution to TMD and can eliminate all of its symptoms.
This TMJ treatment method is:
Small and portable.
Easy to clean.
Other treatments may include TMJ massage, exercise, bite adjustments, or surgical intervention. Often, bite guard therapy is all that is required to restore your health and comfort.
Dr. Paul Romriell has extensive training in creating Oral and Facial prosthetics as well as TMJ therapy. He is excited to help get you the relief you are looking for!