TMJ dysfunction, also commonly referred to as TMD, is a serious issue that involves an imbalance and improper function of the two joints that hinge your lower jawbone to your skull, known as the temporomandibular joints. When left unchecked, this issue can put you at a higher risk of experiencing grinding and clenching as you rest, damaged teeth, and other serious problems. That’s why we recommend visiting our dental office for TMJ therapy in Mankato, MN if you’re experiencing any symptoms of TMJ dysfunction.
TMJ dysfunction is crucial to diagnose, so you can seek out treatment before permanent harm comes to your mouth. We have several different advanced instruments, like our cone beam CT scanner, that help us view the entire facial structure and make detailed treatment plans to ease our patients’ head, neck, and jaw pain.
Occlusal splints are orthotic guards to help take pressure off of your jaw joints and provide them with much-needed relief as you rest, minimizing your symptoms over time. We offer a unique design of TMD guard for clenching and grinding and have special technology that allows us to measure the clicking and popping that occurs in the jaw. We can even combine certain therapies with orthodontic appliances if your condition is a result of bite misalignment.