Dental Care of Glen Ellyn Family, Cosmetic, Implants_Dentist Glen Ellyn IL

Night Guards for TMJ

NIGHT GUARDS FOR TMJ

Stop Jaw Pain,

Improve Your Quality of Life

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Dr. Brian Shin cares about your whole-body wellness, not exclusively your oral health. In some cases, that means addressing issues related to your jaw joints, also known as your temporomandibular joints. These joints can easily become strained as a result of a jaw injury or from untreated teeth grinding and clenching. Thankfully, we have multiple solutions to get you out of discomfort as soon as possible. If you are suffering from chronic jaw pain and are not sure why, call our dental office today to discuss treatment options like TMJ therapy in Glen Ellyn, IL!

Diagnosis & Treatment

NIGHT GUARDS FOR TMJ

In order to confirm the cause of your jaw pain, Dr. Brian Shin will perform a detailed examination of your jaw and ask questions regarding the type of discomfort you are experiencing. He will examine the way your bite comes together, as well as determine if you have a teeth-grinding and/or clenching issue that has gone unresolved. After thorough inspection of your mouth and jaw, He will be able to recommend a specific treatment that works for you.

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Occlusal Splints

NIGHT GUARDS FOR TMJ

In some cases, repositioning the jaw is sufficient for reducing stress on the jaw’s joints. To do this, we create a custom-made occlusal splint that is typically worn as you sleep. Throughout the night, the jaw can shift and put stress on your joints, causing you to wake up with jaw, facial, and even neck, shoulder and upper back pain. We will make sure that your splint feels comfortable and fits properly before you leave.

Treatment with a TENS Machine

NIGHT GUARDS FOR TMJ

The TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) machine (dental-specific) is a device that uses low voltage electrical currents to stimulate muscles in the body. While it is often used for back pain, it is also a great solution for those suffering from chronic jaw discomfort. When you arrive, you will get a chance to ask questions about using the TENS unit and we will break down your regiment so you know exactly what to expect when using it day-to-day.

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Have Any Questions?

If you have any questions or are ready to schedule your appointment, please contact us today!