TMJ/TMD Therapy – Camp Hill, PA
Put Chronic Jaw Pain to Rest
You never really think about how much work your jaw does in a day until it starts to constantly ache, whether you’re chewing food, opening your mouth, or even doing nothing at all! When this discomfort appears, don’t just shrug it off. The cause could be related to issues with your temporomandibular joint. Dr. Singh can provide treatment that’s personalized to your specific needs and determine the source of your jaw pain when you visit.
Why Choose Rina Singh, DDS for TMJ/TMD Therapy?
- Highly Customized Occlusal Splints
- Targeted BOTOX® Treatment Available
- Long-Lasting Relief from Highly Experienced Dentist
Diagnosis & Treatment
To know which treatment will best suit your needs, we’ll need to perform a comprehensive examination of your current smile to determine what may be causing your chronic discomfort. This means taking a close look at your current teeth (and any restorations), recording your current symptoms, and feeling your jaw joints as you open and close your mouth. From there, we can create an accurate diagnosis and recommend a treatment.
Equilibration/ Occlusal Adjustments
When the bite becomes uneven, whether due to misaligned teeth or an old restoration, it puts disproportionate amounts of force on your jaw and jaw joints. This can cause them to become inflamed, which leads to discomfort and deterioration of the joint itself. If necessary, we can make very slight modifications to your existing enamel to keep the bite even, so chewing and other basic functions become easier. This can also reduce your risk of wearing down your enamel due to teeth rubbing against each other involuntarily.
Alternatively, your jaw pain and other symptoms could be due to unconscious teeth grinding and clenching, which typically occurs while you sleep. To help mitigate this habit as well as protect your teeth moving forward, we can customize an occlusal splint using our digital impression scanner. This oral appliance is meant to fit inside your mouth exactly, shift the position of your jaw, and give your joints the relief they need to begin healing.
Botox injections are not solely for removing wrinkles and preventing future ones from forming. They also work to reduce excess jaw movement and give your joints a rest. Not only can this quick and easy procedure give you much-needed pain relief, but the effects of Botox are meant to last for several months at a time. That means you’ll only need to come in every three to four months to manage your jaw discomfort and other related symptoms.