Your TMJ (temporomandibular joints) may be small, but they have an important responsibility. They actually connect your lower jaw (the mandible) to the skull on either side, helping you to chew, speak, and perform other essential functions. Unfortunately, if any dysfunction occurs in this area, it can result in big problems for a patient’s wellbeing and overall quality of life. At Sage Dental Care, Dr. Branco and Dr. Kim are happy to offer personalized TMJ therapy that alleviates discomfort and creates long-term improvements. You deserve to smile and really mean it!
Our practice has two convenient locations in South Reno and North Reno, NV – contact us at either today to schedule your first appointment, or if you have any questions for our team.
TMJ disorder is a complex condition that may manifest itself differently from patient to patient. However, there are some symptoms that are relatively common and should signal you to contact our doctors at Sage Dental Care right away to schedule a consultation. They include:
During your appointment, our team will carefully examine the health and function of your jaw joints in order to determine whether or not TMJ disorder is the likely culprit of any concerning discomfort. If our findings are positive, we’re likely to recommend an occlusal splint and/or restorative adjustment to correct the problem. Wearing an occlusal splint (“nightguard”) can help decrease the negative forces that occur because of teeth grinding (a common source of TMJ disorder), which allows muscles to relax and find a more comfortable resting position. Alternatively, if your bite is problematic or off-balanced, providing precise restorative adjustments can help create a more harmonious meeting of the teeth that relieves harmful symptoms as well.