32749 Franklin Rd Suite 200 Franklin, MI 48025

TMJ Treatment Franklin, MI

The TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joints that connect the skull to the jaw bone. These joints help you eat and speak. If you damage one or more joints, or if there is pressure on these joints, you can develop a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).

Complications that arise from TMD include chronic migraines, teeth clenching and grinding, and frequent jaw pain. At Dental House and Aesthetics, we provide TMJ treatment in Franklin, MI, to alleviate these symptoms and restore smile function and comfort. We also provide restorative dentistry options for new and existing patients. 

TMJ Treatment in Franklin, MI

Signs of TMJ Disorders

TMD can be a highly painful bite disorder for many people. Patients with TMJ disorders often experience: 

  • Jaw pain and tenderness
  • Frequent headaches and migraines
  • Teeth clenching and grinding
  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Worn, chipped, or cracked teeth
  • Pain when eating hard or crunchy foods

Please get in touch with us if you notice any of these symptoms. We will perform a visual exam and take dental x-rays to find areas of tooth wear, jaw dysfunction, and damage to the TMJ.

TMJ Treatment in Franklin, MI

We recommend nightguards for patients who experience teeth clenching and grinding during sleep. Also known as bruxism, teeth clenching and grinding can damage and eventually wear down the tooth enamel. Bruxism can also create headaches. 

Nightguards are acrylic, mouthguard-like treatments that cover the upper or lower teeth. Dr. Shayota will take dental impressions and send them to a dental lab which will create the nightguard. Once the nightguard is complete, Dr. Shayota will ensure that it fits evenly and feels comfortable. 

Dr. Shayota also provides Botox for patients who experience headaches or orofacial pain from TMD. When injected into the muscle, Botox freezes or relaxes the muscle, relieving tension in the jaw, temple, and forehead. If you have TMJ headaches and migraines, request a consultation with Dr. Shayota. She will determine which areas of the face will require Botox treatment to release muscle tension.

Address Your TMJ Symptoms

Do you wake up with headaches or tooth pain? Does your jaw pop or click when you eat hard foods? Call Dental House and Aesthetics today at (248) 963-7925 or schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Shayota online. Please let Dr. Shayota know if you have questions or concerns about your current symptoms. She will be happy to help.