I have been going to BC Nelson for many years. He and his staff are very friendly and professional. The quality of care I have received from BC over the years is outstanding. He cares about his patients and always calls to check up on you after any procedures. He has recently helped me navigate through some unique issues that I do not believe another dentist would have handled as well as BC. I highly recommend BC Nelson!
Let Your Jaw Heal With Our Treatment
Your TMJs are joints situated on either side of your head. They allow you to open and close your mouth. If they aren’t working properly, you can experience pain when talking, eating, laughing, and yawning. Researchers aren’t certain of all the causes of TMJ pain (also called TMD), but they do know that teeth grinding is both a cause of and a symptom of this disorder.
The good news is, we can treat your TMJ pain with a custom oral appliance. We’ll take impressions, so our lab partner can craft your new appliance to perfectly fit your mouth. You’ll wear it at night. It will:
- Gently move your lower jaw forward to relieve tension on your jaw joints
- Enable your TMJs to begin the healing process, so you can soon be pain-free
- Allow you to get a comfortable night’s sleep and wake up without a sore jaw
- Keep your teeth apart so you can’t grind them while sleeping
Over time, teeth grinding can damage your tooth enamel and require restorative dentistry to repair the damage. Treating your TMJ problems now will not only help your jaw feel better, it can also help prevent the need for future dental work.