Get Effective TMJ Treatment in Bryant, ARDoctor David Ouellette on TMJ disorder treatment Read Transcript
Anytime somebody is having pain associated with their TMJ, it's important for them to let their dentist know because many times there are some very simple, easy solutions that can be employed to make the patient more comfortable.
Some things people should be on the lookout for are if they're having pain when they open, if they're hearing clicks or popping when they open. Lots of people that are having issues with their TMJ are also – they’ll have bad headaches involved with it. And if you can correct that, that could make a tremendous difference in the number and severity of the headaches that they are having.
Typically what we like to make is what's called an NTI appliance. It's a very simple, easy-to-wear appliance that you wear while you're asleep. And what it does is it makes everything associated with your TMJ rest and relax, and if it'll rest and relax, it'll end up getting better.
Lots of people that are having issues with their TMJ, it can be almost a debilitating thing, and just like any joint in our body that's injured, whether it's your knee or your shoulder, the best way to make it better is to rest it. And that's the unfortunate thing about your TMJ, is it's very difficult to rest. We all have to talk and we all have to eat. And so what this device does is while you're asleep, it makes everything rest. And if it can rest, it'll get better.
If TMJ symptoms such as jaw pain, jaw popping, ear pain, and unexplained headaches have got you down, you can soon enjoy relief from David L. Ouellette, DDS, PA. Our Bryant, AR dentist offers TMJ treatment that will help with all those symptoms so you can enjoy life again soon. Dr. Ouellette can fit you with a custom mouthguard that will:
- Relieve tension on your TMJ so it can relax – and allow you to as well.
- Eliminate annoying jaw popping when you open and close your mouth.
- Stop teeth grinding while you sleep.
- Make biting and chewing more comfortable.
- Help reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine and tension headaches.
Call us at 501-214-6126 for an appointment. Our office is located at 5921 Hwy. 5 N. in Bryant – not far from Collegeville Elementary School. Get the relief you deserve!
Feel Better Soon With Our TMJ Solution
Approximately 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ pain daily. If you’re one of them, you are not alone. You have come to the right place to get the help you need.
The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) on either side of your head make it possible to move your jaw so you can chew, talk, yawn, and even sing. However, for reasons that are not fully understood, these joints can become irritated and cause significant discomfort. Simple activities like opening your mouth to speak can make you cringe in pain.
Dr. Ouellette has successfully treated many Bryant-area patients using a custom-fit mouthguard to eliminate TMJ symptoms. The appliance will gently push your lower jaw forward while you sleep, relieving pressure on the TMJ. You’ll feel better as the tension on your jaw is lessened. Chronic jaw popping will decrease or stop as well.
Your new mouthguard will also stop damaging teeth grinding while you sleep – which many people do without even knowing it. And since teeth grinding is a major cause of both migraine and tension headaches, you may experience fewer of those.