TMJ Treatment / Teeth Grinding Protect Your Teeth With An Appliance
  • Get relief from a custom oral device
  • End your pain without surgery
  • Stop teeth grinding & avoid dental damage

Stop Jaw Pain With TMJ Treatment in Waco

We see many patients who come into our office with sore, aching jaws. Often this pain is caused by problems with their TMJs. Just as we’ve been able to help them, your dentist here at Starr General Dentistry can stop your jaw pain with Waco TMJ treatment. We can use a custom oral appliance to help you:

  • Relieve tension on your jaw and end your pain
  • Make biting and chewing more comfortable again
  • Stop lockjaw that can be frustrating and embarrassing
  • Eliminate harmful teeth grinding that can damage your smile
  • Reduce headaches as well as neck and shoulder tension

Get the TMJ relief you’ve been searching for! Call the experts at Starr General Dentistry today at 254-401-0129 to schedule your consultation. You’ll find us at 6400 Cobbs Drive, Suite 500 – not far from Texas Farm Bureau.

Feel Better When You Put an End to TMJ Discomfort

Your temporomandibular joints (TMJs) connect your jaw to your skull on either side of your head. These complex joints serve a vital role by allowing you to open and close your mouth for daily activities like talking, eating, and yawning. However, when they become irritated, the pain can be excruciating when you try to do these same activities. Everyday life can become a chore.

Starr General Dentistry offers lasting, effective relief from TMJ pain (also known as temporomandibular disorder, or TMD). We’ll develop a TMJ treatment plan customized to your needs. Often, this will involve fitting you with a custom oral appliance that will exert gentle pressure to move your lower jaw slightly forward. Worn while sleeping, this device relieves tension on your jaw joints and can greatly reduce or eliminate your jaw pain.

The appliance also keeps your teeth apart to prevent teeth grinding (or bruxism) while you sleep, which many people do without knowing it. This habit is common among those suffering from TMJ disorders. Over time, teeth grinding can damage your tooth enamel, prompting the need for restorative dentistry to repair your smile.

Medication may also play a role in your treatment. Your dentist will look at all options to ensure that your treatment plan is effective for your individual situation.

For the Waco TMJ treatment you need to feel better, plan a visit to Starr General Dentistry soon. Call us today at 254-401-0129 or make an appointment online.

Common Questions About TMJ Treatment

How long is TMJ treatment?

Ideally, TMJ treatment through wearing a simple appliance should prevent you from feeling the effects of your condition for the rest of your life. We have helped many patients find the solution to this particularly painful problem. They are now enjoying their life with fewer headaches, earaches, jaw pain, and jaw stiffness. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

How do I know who to see for TMJ treatment?

We certainly welcome you to plan an appointment to discuss your condition with one of our doctors at Starr General Dentistry. We have helped countless patients overcome this condition so they can live more pleasant and less painful lives. Find out how we can help by scheduling a visit to our office soon.

Is TMJ treatment covered by insurance?

As with many of our services, that depends on your plan and provider. Our professionals will certainly work on your behalf so you receive the maximum benefit under your policy. We are in network with many dental insurance companies. Even so, we don’t want the cost to stop you from getting the treatment you need. Our flexible payment options, including financing in-house or with CareCredit, can help you.