TMJ Treatment – Thornville, OH 

Relieve Jaw Pain & Migraines Caused by TMD

TMJ dysfunction, also referred to as TMD, is a common condition that affects the function of your jaw joints, or temporomandibular joints, that attach your jawbone to your skull and allow the mouth to move side-to-side and up and down. If you believe you could have TMD, give our dental office a call today to schedule an examination and learn more about TMJ treatment in our Thornville, OH dental office.

Why Choose Thornville Dental for TMJ Treatment?

  • Advanced Cone Beam CT Imaging
  • State-of-the-Art Dental Facility
  • Custom-Fitted Oral Appliances

Diagnosis & Treatment

Man in pain before T M J treatment

Many patients who have TMD experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Jaw pain or tenderness
  • Aching facial muscles
  • Lockjaw
  • Pain in one or both of the jaw joints
  • Discomfort while chewing or speaking
  • Migraines
  • Pain in or around the ear

Our team will conduct a thorough examination of the jaw and may capture a cone beam CT image to be able to examine the bone. We’ll then determine whether an underlying condition, like bite misalignment, is causing the symptoms before developing a treatment plan.

Occlusal Splints

Dentist using jaw and skull bone model to explain benefit of occlusal splints

Occlusal splints are custom-made orthotic devices that you wear while you sleep. Their purpose is to gently shift your jaw to its ideal position, relieving any additional strain and stress that your jaw’s natural alignment could be putting on your joints, causing pain. It also protects your teeth if you grind or clench them at night.