Tempromandibular Joint Disorder, or TMJ, is fairly common in our society and approximately 10 million people currently suffer from the disorder. TMJ can cause phantom tooth pains, chronic headaches, facial pain, excessive tooth wear, and difficulty with chewing.
Dr. Tischler can stabilize the bite and alleviate jaw tension. Normally, this is achieved with a nightguard that is thin, flexible, and customized to your needs. The nightguard restores equilibrium, unloads the TMJ, and prevents the harmful effects of teeth grinding (bruxing). Other therapies include medications, bite balancing, and TMJ stress-relief exercises. After a thorough diagnosis, Dr. Tischler will recommend the TMJ treatment that’s best suited to your needs.