Have you ever had a funny feeling that your jaw was “sticking” when you yawn or open wide? Do you notice that your jaw clicks while you’re talking or eating? Are you finding that you have a stiff or sore jaw, especially when you wake up?

These are all signs of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, a common condition whereby the jaw hinge doesn’t correctly open and close. Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Instead, you can talk with our periodontist, Dr. Gayle Bradshaw, about getting relief with TMJ treatment in The Woodlands, TX.

Why Periodontists Recommend Occlusal Adjustments

Like any health concern, TMJ can be specific to the patient. However, many find tremendous help when they get an occlusal adjustment.

What is an occlusal adjustment? It’s basically a process where the periodontist gradually takes off minute portions of enamel from the tops of your molars to improve your bite. Frequently, this in-office, same-day TMJ treatment makes an instant difference. When the teeth fit more neatly together, the jaw doesn’t have to work as hard.

Additionally, if you tend to grind your teeth due to your jaw feeling “out of place,” you may discover you can kick the grinding habit. When your teeth are in better placement, you’re not as uncomfortable.

How to Start TMJ Treatment in The Woodlands, TX

Not sure where to go for this kind of rapid TMJ treatment that doesn’t require any kind of numbing agent to get effective outcomes? The first step is to make an appointment with your periodontist for a complete evaluation of your TMJ issues.

Remember that TMJ disorder doesn’t have to take over your life. Even if you’ve had the symptoms for many years, you may be a perfect candidate for an occlusal adjustment. Call our trusted team to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Bradshaw and find out if this is the solution you need.