TMJ Splint Therapy in Greenwood Village, CO

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At Greenwood Dental Arts in Greenwood Village, CO, we understand the debilitating impact of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders on your daily life. Our comprehensive approach to dental care includes diagnosing and the treatment of  TMJ disorders, including the use of splint therapy.

What is a TMJ Splint?

A TMJ splint, also known as an oral splint or occlusal splint, is a custom-fitted oral appliance.. This bite splint is typically made from acrylic and is specifically designed to stabilize the jaw joint and mitigate the discomfort associated with TMJ dysfunction.  When worn regularly each night, TMJ splints promote proper alignment of the jaw muscles, which reduces strain on the TMJ. With time, these devices will alleviate discomfort, such as jaw pain, facial pain, clicking or popping of the jaw, and difficulty in chewing or opening the mouth fully.

Conditions or Symptoms Treated by TMJ Splint Therapy:

TMJ splint therapy effectively addresses an array of TMJ disorder symptoms, including jaw pain, facial pain, clicking or popping of the jaw, and difficulty in chewing or opening the mouth fully. By stabilizing the jaw joint, the splint aids in restoring harmony to your bite.

How long does it take to see results from TMJ splint therapy?

The timeline for  TMJ splint therapy varies depending on individual factors and the severity of the condition. While some patients may experience relief from symptoms shortly after wearing the dental splint, others may require a few weeks or months to achieve significant improvement. Regular follow-up appointments and splint adjustments with our experienced dental team will help the patient progress throughout the treatment journey.

dental patient at greenwood dental arts during tmj splint therapy consultation

Will I need additional treatments or therapies in conjunction with TMJ splint therapy?

In certain cases, TMJ splint therapy may be complemented by additional treatments or therapies to optimize outcomes. These may include physical therapy to strengthen jaw muscles, stress management techniques to reduce clenching and grinding, or medications for pain relief. Our multidisciplinary approach at Greenwood Dental Arts ensures comprehensive TMJ care for your individual needs.

How do I know if a TMJ splint is the right treatment option for me?

Wondering if TMJ splint therapy is the right solution for your TMJ disorder? Schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable dentists specializing in TMJ disorders. During your appointment, we’ll conduct a thorough evaluation, discuss your symptoms and treatment goals, and explore whether a jaw splint is the most suitable option for addressing your condition.

Ready to Relieve TMJ? Contact Us!

If you’re experiencing the debilitating effects of TMJ dysfunction, take the first step toward relief by scheduling a consultation with our esteemed dental team. Let us help you regain comfort and functionality in your daily life through our expertise in TMJ splint therapy. For more information or to book an appointment, contact Greenwood Dental Arts in Greenwood Village, CO, today.