Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is a common condition, but not many people are aware they suffer from this condition. An estimated 10 million to 35 million Americans currently suffer from TMD, with women being impacted more often than men. Now that is a lot of people! And to think, not many even realize they suffer from this painful condition. If you suffer from TMD, it is important to visit Pinnacle Peak Family Dentistry (PPFD) to gain a better understanding of what treatment options are available to help eliminate your pain.
What is Oral Appliance Therapy for TMD?
While TMD cannot be completely cured, it can be treated to eliminate and manage pain. The first goal of treatment is to relieve the muscle spasm and pain, in addition to establishing normal range of motion of the lower jaw. At Pinnacle Peak Family Dentistry, we will work with you to determine the best oral appliance therapy option for your individual symptoms.
Oral appliances, or TMD orthotics, resemble mouth guards—they easily form to the teeth for optimal protection and treatment. While one appliance option might work for one patient, it may not work for another patient. This is why we create custom oral appliances to meet each individual’s needs for TMD treatment in North Scottsdale, AZ.
Through TMD oral appliances, you can receive pain relief from TMD. Take charge of your health today by contacting us at Pinnacle Peak Family Dentistry in North Scottsdale, AZ. We look forward to being your partner in improved health and reduction of TMD pain.