TMJ Treatment Boise, ID

TMJ Treatment An Overview

If you constantly suffer from headaches, jaw pain, or painful chewing, you could be exhibiting signs of a bite disorder called TMJ disorder. TMJ disorder refers to a dysfunction in the temporomandibular joint. The temporomandibular joint connects the jaw and the skull, and any trauma to the joint can cause an array of painful and uncomfortable symptoms.

Patients suffer from symptoms of TMJ for years without finding relief. Most patients don’t realize their symptoms are linked to a complex dental concern.

Dr. Dennis Garpetti and Dr. Brock Hyder work with patients to determine the underlying cause of their symptoms. We can create a personalized solution based on your needs. Our goal is to help alleviate the painful symptoms of TMJ and restore your quality of life. Addressing TMJ early on may help prevent further damage to the teeth, gums, and jawbone.

Common Signs of TMJ

TMJ symptoms can affect your quality of life. If you notice one or more of these symptoms, be sure to mention them during your next visit to our Boise dental office.

  • Frequent Headaches
  • Ear pain
  • Worn or damaged teeth
  • Teeth grinding and jaw clenching
  • Jaw pain or aches
  • Clicking or popping of the jaw
  • Facial pain, jaw pain, or neck pain

Schedule An Appointment

We offer a vast range TMJ treatments to address symptoms of TMJ disorder. We can develop a treatment plan that works for you. If you would like to visit our office for an evaluation, call(208) 254-6365 or request an appointment online.

TMJ Treatment

TMJ Treatment What to Expect

Treatment for TMJ is dependent on the root cause of TMJ, the patient’s overall oral health, and the presence of any underlying bite issues. Patients will need to undergo a full examination and bite analysis to assess any damage to the teeth, gums, and jaw joints.

After a complete examination, your dentist will create a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.

Treatment may include:

  • Mouthguard/ Nightguard: A custom designed oral appliances can help alleviate headaches and jaw pain that may be caused by teeth grinding.
  • Restorative Dentistry: Excessive teeth grinding and clenching can lead to damage to the biting surface of the teeth. We offer a full range of restorative dentistry solutions to restore damaged and missing teeth.
  • Orthodontics: ClearCorrect clear aligner system is an effective way to realign the bite and straighten crooked teeth. Straightening crooked teeth can help relieve tension and stress on the teeth and jaw joint.

If necessary, we may recommend one or more of these treatments to address your symptoms and alleviate any pain or discomfort you may feel.