Enjoy a Better Feeling Jaw With TMJ Treatment in Basking Ridge
The staff at Konstantine Trichas DDS, LLC wants you to know that there is hope for nagging jaw pain and headaches. Over his 23 years of dental experience, Dr. Konstantine Trichas has helped many patients with this type of pain using custom oral devices. Just as they discovered, our TMJ treatment in Basking Ridge can:Dr. Konstantine Trichas on TMJ Disorder treatment Read Transcript
We see many patients who suffer from TMJ, so we take a very nonsurgical approach to that, and essentially delve into the reasons why you may be clenching. Some of the reasons may be lack of sleep, may be an improper bite, but for the most part, we focus on a nonsurgical approach, which involves different treatment modalities, a night guard, physical therapy, massage therapy. It's a very nonsurgical approach, in the end.
The way you think of a night guard is it's like an orthotic. TMJ is really a muscular event. If you're able to curb the muscular event and the transmission of those forces, it's all about management of the forces. When you chew your food, you're exerting maybe 100, 150 pounds of pressure. If you're clenching or grinding, 1,500 to 2,000 pounds of pressure. You're looking at 10 times the force. In the end, our system wasn't made to handle that, and the night guard is able to protect us from those forces.
- Stop jaw pain and tenderness.
- Make it more comfortable to eat, talk, and yawn.
- Reduce or eliminate tension and migraine headaches.
- Stop teeth grinding that can damage your tooth enamel.
If you have TMJ pain, call us today to get help: (908) 356-6635. Our Basking Ridge location is convenient to many businesses and schools, including Cedar Hill Elementary and Ridge High School.
A Custom Oral Appliance Offers Hope
A comfortable oral device, made specially to fit your mouth, can help with pain related to your jaw and temporomandibular joints (TMJ). These joints, located on either side of your head, make it possible to open and close your jaw. When they become irritated and inflamed – for reasons that researchers don’t yet fully understand – you can end up in a great deal of pain.
To help with your TMJ pain, Dr. Trichas can make a custom night guard that will help with TMJ pain. This appliance will move your lower jaw slightly forward, reducing stress on your TMJ and preventing teeth grinding. Not only will your jaw feel better, but you’ll avoid tooth enamel damage that could require restorative dental work.
Explore Our Other Pain Relief Options
Research has shown that teeth clenching and grinding are directly related to migraine headaches. The NTI-tss device can help with migraine and tension headaches. It is the only FDA-cleared, drug-free, surgery-free method of migraine pain prevention.
This simple yet powerful appliance prevents your back teeth from touching, eliminating muscle tension in your jaw and the sides of your head. Clinical trials showed that 82 percent of migraine sufferers saw a 77 percent average reduction in migraine pain within eight weeks!
Dr. Trichas is also trained in the TruDenta technique for reducing TMJ pain and headaches.
TruDenta treatment begins with a thorough assessment to reveal the exact source of your pain. Then we’ll tailor a targeted treatment plan to remedy the problem and help you feel better.
Don’t continue to suffer with jaw pain. Call us today at (908) 356-6635 for TMJ treatment in Basking Ridge.