TMJ Treatment – Fort Worth, TX

Eliminating the Pain to Improve Quality of Life

Patients who struggle with chronic jaw pain, frequent headaches, and stiff neck and shoulders often complain of the toll it takes on their daily routine. Eating can become tiresome and uncomfortable, while headaches and aching joints and muscles can make doing anything seem unbearable. At Distinguished Dental, we want to help reverse these problems with the help of TMJ treatment in Fort Worth. By targeting inflammation in the jaw joints, we can work to improve your quality of life. Call us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. McIntosh.

Why Choose Distinguished Dental for TMJ Treatment?

  • Effective Solutions with Proven Results
  • Practice with Over 300 5-Star Reviews
  • Dentist with Years of Trusted Experience

Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

Man holding his temples in pain needing T M J treatment in Fort Worth

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is diagnosed by a skilled dentist, but the symptoms can arise long before a thorough examination occurs. Some of the most common signs associated with TMJ disorder include:

  • Stiff jaw muscles
  • Frequent headaches
  • Minimal jaw movement
  • Difficulty opening and closing your mouth
  • Pain while chewing
  • Clicking or popping of the jaw
  • Locking of the jaw
  • Increased pain throughout the jaw, neck, shoulders, and head
  • Bite misalignment
  • Earaches

Equilibration/Occlusal Adjustments

Dentist pointing to jaw joint on model of skull

To treat TMJ disorder, one of the most effective forms of treatment is equilibration or an occlusal adjustment. This process requires that we reshape your teeth to allow for better bite alignment. Doing so will allow your teeth to come together correctly, minimizing any stress on your jaw joints or other areas of your mouth.

Occlusal Splints

Dentist holding a light purple occlusal splint

Another solution is to create a customized occlusal splint. Most commonly worn at night while asleep, these oral devices can also be worn throughout the day and help to realign your jaw and minimize the potential for teeth grinding (bruxism). By helping to stabilize your jaw muscles, it works to relieve pain and discomfort as well as allow for more fluid movement of your jaw.