TMJ Treatment Mercerville

Relief for Your Jaw Pain

When you have an issue with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) that keeps your lower jaw connected to your head, you may experience jaw pain and various other unpleasant symptoms. Dr. Lavery can help determine whether you have a TMJ disorder, and he can offer a number of possible treatment options based on your situation. If you’re ready to put your jaw pain behind you, pick up the phone and call our office to schedule a consultation with our dental team for TMJ treatment in Mercerville.

Why Choose Dr. Brian Lavery Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for TMJ Treatment?

  • Comfortable, Customized Occlusal Splints
  • Relaxed, Welcoming Dental Practice
  • Dentist with Decades of Experience

Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

Woman holding her jaw in pain before T M J treatment in Mercerville

It’s important to note that jaw pain is far from the only possible warning sign of a TMJ disorder. Issues with your TMJ can also result in migraines, earaches, and facial pain. In some cases, you may notice a clicking or popping sound when moving your jaw. On top of that, your jaw joint may become locked, inhibiting your ability to move your mouth. When you visit our office, be sure to describe your symptoms in as much detail as possible to help us narrow down whether a TMJ disorder is truly to blame.

Equilibration/ Occlusal Adjustments

Dentist pointing to the jaw joint on a model of the skull

A TMJ disorder can sometimes be linked to a misaligned bite, which means we’ll have to make a few adjustments to the way your teeth fit together. To that end, we may perform a procedure known as equilibration. This typically involves taking very small amounts of enamel from specific parts of your teeth, ensuring that the upper and lower arches make contact in all the right spots. Using equilibration to restore harmony to your bite can go a long way toward helping you find relief from your TMJ disorder.

Occlusal Splints

Hand holding light purple occlusal splint trays

Oftentimes, a custom-made occlusal splint can be an excellent solution for a TMJ disorder. An occlusal splint can take some of the pressure off your jaw joints by slightly adjusting the jaw and helping it find a better resting place. As an added benefit, if you have bruxism, an occlusal splint can help protect your jaw joints and your teeth from the forces of frequent clenching and grinding. Your occlusal splint will be expertly designed according to your specific needs, and we’ll give you clear instructions regarding how often you need to wear it.