TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, the jaw joint that allows your mouth to open and close and move from side to side. You can feel the TMJ working if you place your fingers slightly forward and just below your ears while opening and closing your mouth.
This joint does a tremendous amount of work and is one of the most complex in the human body. And, just like any other joint, the TMJ can become sore from overuse, especially when you grind and clench your teeth during sleep.
TMJ Treatment with Dr. Uhl
Dr. Dane Uhl offers TMJ treatment at our Indianapolis dental office that involves wearing a custom device – either a mouth guard or oral appliance – to limit the contact your upper and lower teeth have when you grind your teeth. These devices also act as a buffer to absorb the force of grinding and minimize the damage to your teeth.
TMJ Treatment in Indianapolis
If you are suffering from chronic headaches or jaw and neck pain, please call our office to arrange an appointment. Dr. Uhl will evaluate your needs by talking to you about your symptoms and taking x-rays as needed to identify the source of the grinding to minimize its effects and protect your oral health.