TMJ/TMD/Night Guards

Ditch Jaw Pain with TMJ Disorder Treatment

Pain should not be routine. If your daily schedule involves waking up with jaw pain, avoiding certain foods because it hurts to chew, or feeling tired because you can’t sleep peacefully due to pain, you need a new routine. Hunt Family Dentistry helps you hit the reset button with the help of our TMJ dentist in Frisco, TX.

What Is TMJ/TMD?

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) encompasses a range of conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). TMJ dysfunction affects not just the joint itself but also your muscles and teeth. Symptoms often include jaw pain, difficulty chewing, a clicking sound when opening or closing your mouth, referred pain to your ear, and even locking of the jaw in some cases.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that they aren’t even sure how many Americans have temporomandibular joint dysfunction, but the number could be over 10 million. With so many people suffering from jaw pain and referred pain in their face, teeth, and ears, having effective TMD treatment is vital. That’s what Hunt Family Dentistry offers. We provide tailored solutions for TMJ pain sufferers of any age, adapting our treatment based on your specific lived experience with the disorder.

Our Dental

Dental Night Guards Offer TMJ Protection

A custom night guard for teeth grinding and clenching (bruxism) can do a lot of things, but it all boils down to protection. These oral appliances protect your existing teeth from the wear and tear that comes with grinding them together. Night guards also protect restorations like crowns or bridges, safeguarding them from the forces of your nightly habit. They even protect your sleep, allowing you (and your partner) to rest uninterrupted. By getting a custom TMJ mouth guard, you can preserve your oral health and defend against worsening TMD symptoms.

Each of Your TMJ
Disorder Concerns, Addressed

We know you have a lot of questions about TMJ/TMD, treating tooth and jaw pain, and how to cure TMJ permanently. Here at Hunt Family Dentistry, we address all your queries with utmost care:

  • Symptoms and Diagnosis: Our experienced dental team will identify your symptoms of TMJ/TMD during your exam and outline the best course for your specific needs.
  • Custom vs. Over-the-Counter: We provide night guards that are tailored to fit your mouth perfectly, offering superior fit and protection compared to store-bought options.
  • Comfort and Sleep Quality: Our custom-fit guards are designed for comfort, ensuring your sleep is not only undisturbed but also restful and rejuvenating.
  • Effectiveness: While a night guard may not completely halt teeth grinding, it significantly reduces the adverse effects and protects against further dental damage.
  • Duration of Use: The length of time you’ll need to wear your night guard varies, but many patients report improvements shortly after beginning use.
  • Side Effects and Risks: Custom night guards from our practice come with minimal risks and side effects compared to other treatments.
  • Long-Term Solution: While night guards are a key part of managing TMD, we also explore additional treatment options, including TMJ exercises and pain relief remedies. 

Say Goodnight to TMJ/TMD Pain

At Hunt Family Dentistry, we combine solutions with comfort, warmth, and a genuine passion for community health. We invite you to visit us in Frisco, TX, to discuss how a custom dental night guard can improve your TMJ/TMD symptoms and enhance your quality of life. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more about how we can help you find relief from TMJ/TMD. We’re available by phone at (469) 269-0997 or through our online booking portal.