Medicaid, Dental Implant, Family, Emergency Dentistry
Stop Jaw Pain, Improve Your Quality of Life
Dr. Jong Lee cares about your whole-body wellness, not exclusively your oral health. In some cases, that means addressing issues related to your jaw joints, also known as your temporomandibular joints. These joints can easily become strained as a result of a jaw injury or from untreated teeth grinding and clenching. Thankfully, we have multiple solutions to get you out of discomfort as soon as possible. If you are suffering from chronic jaw pain and are not sure why, call our dental office today to discuss treatment options like TMJ therapy in Waco, TX!
Diagnosis & Treatment
In order to confirm the cause of your jaw pain, Dr. Jong Lee will perform a detailed examination of your jaw and ask questions regarding the type of discomfort you are experiencing. He will examine the way your bite comes together, as well as determine if you have a teeth-grinding and/or clenching issue that has gone unresolved. After a thorough inspection of your mouth and jaw, He will be able to recommend a specific treatment that works for you.
In some cases, repositioning the jaw is sufficient for reducing stress on the jaw’s joints. To do this, we create a custom-made occlusal splint that is typically worn as you sleep. Throughout the night, the jaw can shift and put stress on your joints, causing you to wake up with jaw, facial, and even neck, shoulder and upper back pain. We will make sure that your splint feels comfortable and fits properly before you leave.