TMJ Therapy in Gillette, WY
If your jaw hurts all the time, you may have a TMJ disorder (TMD). Fortunately, Dr. David Porter is trained to relieve pain associated with TMJ dysfunction. Our primary TMJ treatment method is TruDenta®, a system that helps him accurately diagnose possible causes and offer you the best treatment available.
Following treatment, you will:
- Enjoy relief from pain.
- Keep pain from spreading from your jaw to elsewhere in your body.
- Regain normal use of your jaw and complete oral function.
To relieve jaw pain, headaches, and other TMJ symptoms, call Synergy Dental Center at 307-682-3100.
Doctor David Porter on teeth grinding
Stop Teeth Grinding With a Custom Mouthguard
If your TMJ pain is aggravated by teeth grinding (bruxism), Dr. Porter will fit you for a custom mouthguard. Wearing a mouthguard not only eases pressure on your jaw joint, it also protects your teeth from dental damage caused by grinding. Many people enjoy TMJ pain relief with nothing more than this easy, non-invasive option.
Determine the Cause of TMJ Disorder With TruDenta
TMD has a wide variety of causes, and it can be tough to pinpoint which ones are causing your TMJ pain. That’s why the TruDenta system is so useful. It uses sophisticated technology like a bite force analysis to determine the causes of your TMD. Once Dr. Porter knows what is contributing to your problem, he can create a customized treatment plan for you.
TruDenta therapy often involves a combination of treatments such as ultrasound therapy, massage, microcurrent electrostimulation, and force balancing. Synergy Dental Center is one of only about 300 facilities in the U.S. where you can be treated with TruDenta!
Don’t Ignore Your TMJ Symptoms
A TMJ disorder is typically characterized by pain or discomfort associated with the jaw joint and nearby facial muscles. It can be caused by a variety of things – including stress on the joint or surrounding muscles, a jaw injury, and even teeth grinding. The discomfort can be annoying at best and debilitating at worst.
See Dr. Porter ASAP if any of these symptoms become frequent or simply won’t go away:
- Jaw pain
- Neck pain
- Ear pain
- Popping or clicking when you chew
- Headaches or migraines
- Facial swelling, especially near your jaw
If you think you need TMJ treatment, call 307-682-3100.