TMJ & Bruxism Therapy in Naples

Learning the Symptoms of TMJ

Many of our patients suffer from temporomandibular joint dysfunction without even knowing it. Thankfully, Smiles by Hale can assist you with TMJ therapy in Naples. TMJ dysfunction can cause pain that ranges from mild to severe.

The part of your jaw known as the temporomandibular joint can become irritated as it erodes away or moved out of alignment. When this happens, a variety of symptoms can occur.

Misaligned jaw joints can be responsible for extreme discomfort, taking the forms of many symptoms, like:

  • Migraines
  • Mouth pain
  • Clicking jaw joints
  • Neck pain
  • Earaches
  • Tingling extremities
  • Back pain

    When misaligned, the TMJ can cause associated nerves and muscles to become irritated. This leads to a host of symptoms, like those listed above. However, Dr. Thomas P. Hale can treat TMJ dysfunction with non-surgical therapy.

    If you think that you might be suffering from TMJ dysfunction, call (239) 319-4059 to schedule your appointment. Our Naples restorative dentist can help you manage your pain!

    TMJ Therapy Treatment Options

    Smiles by Hale may recommend joint vibration analysis, EMG, splint therapy, or an NTI-tss appliance. In some cases,

    orthodontics, Invisalign, or building up back teeth can correct the bite. Depending on the cause of your TMJ dysfunction, Botox or Restylane injections may even provide relief!

    Treating Bruxism

    Bruxism is defined as excessive grinding of the teeth or clenching of the jaw. This is often linked to TMJ dysfunction and is a common disorde

    r that people all over the word suffer from. The grinding or clenching symptoms can occur when the sufferer is awake or asleep and they often result in extreme pain.

    Bruxism can be caused by a variety of things, including, but not limited to:

    • Stress
    • Abnormal bite
    • Crooked teeth
    • Sleep disorder
    • Sleep apnea

    Whatever the case may be, our dental team can help. Dr. Thomas P. Hale is widely experienced in dental care and oral hygiene and can provide the assistance that you need to help you manage Bruxism.

    A lot of the time, the disorder can be treated by realigning the jaw or straightening crooked teeth. We can also provide you with a range of d

    ietary tips and other ways to help treat your disorder, even if the symptoms occur in your sleep.

    Don’t let discomfort interfere with your quality of life! Contact us at (239) 319-4059 and see why patients choose Smiles by Hale for TMJ and Bruxism therapy in Naples.

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