- Be free from headaches and migraines
- Protect your teeth from damage
- Restore normal jaw function
If you have a nagging pain in your jaw, Dr. O’Neil, Dr. Karabas, and Dr. Rondeau may be able to relieve your discomfort with TMJ treatment in Overland Park, KS. A TMJ disorder (TMD) is characterized by pain caused when your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) become irritated and/or inflamed. Many TMD sufferers grind their teeth or clench their jaw, putting lots of pressure on their TMJ.
Our treatment will:
- Protect your teeth from breakage and other destructive effects of grinding
- Restore normal function to your jaw so you can use it without pain
- Prevent jaw pain from spreading to other areas of your body, like shoulders, neck, ears, and back
- Relieve painful symptoms like headaches and facial pain
For relief from TMJ pain, call 913-338-3443.
Relieve TMJ Pain With a Custom Mouthguard
There are many treatments for TMJ disorders, some of which can be quite invasive and costly. However, many people find relief with a simple solution: a custom-made mouthguard. Dr. O’Neil, Dr. Karabas, or Dr. Rondeau will use impressions of your teeth and other measurements to make a mouthguard that fits you perfectly. It will gently move your jaw into a position that relieves pressure on your TMJ and prevents you from grinding your teeth.
This not only relieves your pain, but it also prevents damage that would otherwise require restorative dentistry. If bite problems are contributing to your TMD, it’s possible you might also get relief from Invisalign treatment.
Seek Help With These Signs of a TMJ Disorder
The most obvious symptoms of a TMJ disorder involve jaw pain, but there are others as well. Schedule an appointment with us if you’re experiencing any of these issues:
- Chronic headaches
- Unexplained earaches
- Facial swelling, especially around the jaw
- Pain when opening or closing your mouth
- Popping or clicking sound when using your jaw
Relieve your jaw pain with TMJ treatment in Overland Park, KS. Call 913-338-3443 to schedule a consultation. Our office is located near the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead and the Tallgrass Creek Retirement Community, just one block east of 143rd and Metcalf at the east end of the Freedom Bank parking lot.
Your TMJ Questions Answered!
If you’re wondering if you may be suffering from TMJ or perhaps need more insight into managing your symptoms, Blue Valley Smiles is here to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about TMJ.
What Is TMJ?
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. These are the 2 joints that connect your skull and lower jaw. When you suffer from temporomandibular disorder(TMD) you can experience one or more painful symptoms in these areas and the surrounding tissues.
What Are The Symptoms of TMD?
There are several symptoms to look out for, but this list isn’t comprehensive. It’s important to check with our dentist or doctor if you suspect you may have TMD.
- Jaw pain particularly in the morning.
- Headaches, earaches, tinnitus, and other pains that spread from the face.
- A change in the way your teeth fit together
Can I Self-Treat TMD?
Yes! There are steps you can take to manage your TMD at home. Hot compresses help if you’re experiencing a dull steady ache whereas cold compresses help when you experience occasional sharp pain.
Eating small bites of softer foods can help cut back on the strain your jaw goes through when eating. You can also consider using over-the-counter pain meds like ibuprofen for short-term symptom relief.
If symptoms persist, it’s important to schedule a visit to your dentist or doctor for further treatment options.
Is There a Cure for TMD?
Unfortunately, there is no cure for TMD. However, with proper check-ins with your dentist and doctor, your symptoms can be managed.
When Should I See A Healthcare Professional?
If you experience persistent or worsening pain in your jaw, hear clicks and pops when you open your mouth, or experience difficulty opening and closing your mouth, then it’s advisable to schedule a visit with a healthcare professional as soon as possible. Fast, Affordable TMJ Treatment in Overland Park, KS!
Whether you know you’re suffering from TMD or just want to make sure your jaw is in good shape, request an appointment with Blue Valley Smiles today! We’re here for you!