Do you Have Occlusal Disease?
Occlusal disease is a term that covers a number of pathological conditions associated with the bite, jaw muscles and the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Some experts believe that Occlusal Disease is the number one cause of tooth loss, and number one cause of fillings and crowns breaking and needing to be replaced.
Occlusal disease is a very serious condition that causes unnatural wear and damage to your teeth, often requiring expensive repairs. Damage is not limited to your teeth. It can also affect the tissues that support your teeth, and lead to facial pain and headaches.
Dr. Abeyta will assess your signs and symptoms to see if you suffer from this condition.
TMJ Disorder is a condition that occurs when the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) that connects the upper and lower jaw is misaligned or stressed. This can cause pain in the jaw, the face, and in extreme cases, can also cause neck pain and shoulder pain. The causes of TMJ syndrome require careful analysis. Once the causes have been determined, there are a multitude of TMJ treatment options available from dentists, including pain relief through the application of mouth guards, bite therapy, and TMJ exercises.
Treatment for TMJ Pain
TMJ treatment, referred to by some dentists as TMJ therapy, includes many options. Some of the options are mouth guards, bite therapy and TMJ exercises. This painful condition of the jaw and neck area can also be alleviated by injecting Botox into the sight. The tension and pain associated with TMJ is relaxed as a result. Botox can be used as a chronic pain treatment to alleviate TMJ headaches and all other pain and discomfort associated with TMJ.