- 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 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.Doctor Todd O'Neil on TMJ Treatment Read Transcript
For our patients who clench or grind their teeth, we do have some simple solutions. We try and take the simplest, most noninvasive, most conservative procedures first to try and get them the results they need, and hopefully by taking those early steps, and easy steps, we can resolve most of the issues that our patients have with grinding and clenching. Sometimes our patients after just one night of wearing an appliance that allows them to rest without clenching or grinding their teeth, I've had patients call up the next morning and say it's the first time they've woken up without a headache. It doesn't happen for everybody, but it's amazing the results that we can get with sometimes the simplest of steps.
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 913-251-9449.
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 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 913-251-9449 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.