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Difficulty With Dental Functions? Your Dentist Can Help

Everyday dental functions can become more difficult for people who develop TMJ dysfunction. This issue refers to problems with your temporomandibular joints (the TMJs), and it can lead to difficulty and pain when you bite, chew, and speak. People who develop this problem can also suffer recurring pains that affect their face, neck, and head, which can certainly be troubling. Your dentist can identify symptoms of TMJ dysfunction, and talk to you about treatment. It should be noted that if your problems include a tendency to grind your teeth, you can end up experiencing serious dental harm.

Recognizing And Treating TMJ Dysfunction

Your dentist can examine you for signs of TMJ dysfunction, and recommend a course of action to help you deal with this problem. You can relieve the stress currently placed on your joints by receiving a special oral appliance designed to reposition your jaw. Your dentist can also offer an oral insert that can stop you from grinding your teeth at night. Addressing teeth grinding can protect you against potentially serious damage, including chips and cracks that can require restorative dental treatment.

Why Regular Dental Checkups Are So Important To Your Long-Term Oral Health

If you want to stay on top of your oral health needs, and make sure problems like TMJ dysfunction and bruxism are identified, make sure you attend regular dental exams. These checkups provide you with a careful review of your smile. Of course, you should not feel like you have to wait until your routine checkup to see your dentist if you think you have a problem. If you are bothered by pain, limited dental function, and tooth sensitivity, make an appointment before your symptoms have a chance to worsen.

Let Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury Know If You Are Struggling With Limited Dental Function

If you are experiencing problems with your dental function, Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury can help. Our office can work with you to address problems like TMJ dysfunction and bruxism, so that you have important relief from these potentially serious issues. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pizzi, Dr. Mehdi, and colleagues by calling our office at (508) 842-8838. Located in Shrewsbury, MA, we are proud to take care of patients from Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all nearby communities.