Effective TMJ Treatment in Columbia, TN
Experienced doctor for bruxism treatment and jaw pain relief
Dawson Academy Trained Doctor for TMJ
Since Dr. Lauren Wilburn has completed advanced training at The Dawson Academy, she has a deep understanding of how TMJ affects the bite, treatment options for bruxism and the benefits of an occlusal adjustment to relieve jaw pain. We have found many patients with TMJ benefit from an occlusal adjustment and need treatment for bruxism in the form of changing lifestyle habits and undergoing reconstructive procedures to restore damaged teeth. We are here to create a comprehensive treatment plan that will help to rebuild your smile and prevent TMJ.
Treating TMJ Effectively
Many of our patients complain about jaw pain or notice they are having oral health issues because of a bite misalignment. If you have a damaged jaw joint or a misaligned jaw, you might experience persistent pain or tenderness around the jaw, headaches or upper shoulder pain. Dr. Lauren Wilburn may need to create a TMJ treatment plan to restore your jaw health and overall oral health. TMJ treatment options may include:
- Dietary changes to reduce jaw tension and tightness
- Jaw relaxation exercises
- Occlusal or night guard
- Cortisone shots for inflammation and pain
- Jaw joint replacement surgery
Thank you all for always being friendly, nice and sweet to my boys. They don’t like the dentist but with all these ladies smiling faces being treated with respect sets this mother’s heart at ease.Kimberly Sue S.
Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is a bad habit that can wreak havoc on your teeth. If you grind your teeth when you are stressed, angry or even when you are sleeping, you may damage your teeth and cause bite problems. We work with the patient to help break the habit of teeth grinding. An occlusal adjustment and repairing the teeth with reconstructive procedures may also be needed.
Benefits of an Occlusal Adjustment
An occlusal adjustment may be a necessary first course of action when a patient comes in complaining about jaw pain. Adjusting the bite can reduce discomfort and tension caused when chewing or biting down causes stress and pressure on certain parts of the mouth. Dr. Wilburn may need to identify misshapen teeth and file down any uneven teeth to ensure the teeth come together properly.
Learn more about TMJ treatment in Columbia, TN, by scheduling your appointment with Dr. Wilburn today.