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TMJ Treatment/Teeth Grinding

Prevent Premature Wear & Tear

  • Protect your smile from teeth grinding
  • Get relief by treating your painful jaw
  • Minimize headaches & other TMJ symptoms

Experience Jaw Pain Relief With TMJ Treatment in Paducah

Your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) have an important function in your body. They are like hinges connecting your jaw to your skull. They allow you to talk, laugh, eat, and yawn comfortably. If these joints become dysfunctional, you’ll want to pursue TMJ treatment in Paducah. With our help, you can:

  • Bite into the foods you love with ease
  • Wake up in the morning without an aching jaw
  • Relieve tension in your neck and shoulders
  • Incorporate treatment easily in your day-to-day life
  • Sleep easily and comfortably again

Call 270-818-8388 for an appointment. No insurance? We’re okay with that! Make sure you join our Membership Plan for savings on treatment.

Find Much-Needed Relief From Your TMJ Disorder

If you have a TMJ disorder, you may experience a variety of symptoms. You may notice popping sounds when you chew, frequent headaches, sensitive teeth due to grinding or clenching, and pain in your jaw, neck, or head. If you notice any of these signs, you’ll want to come in for an appointment.

Dr. William E. Hay will examine your jaw and determine what type of treatment you need. He has special training from LVI Global that allows him to determine if your issues are caused by TMJ trouble or something else. He may recommend:

  • Custom Oral Appliance – He will provide you a custom oral appliance that will act like a cushion between your teeth. It will lessen pressure on your jaw, so it can heal. This can relieve the symptoms of your disorder, especially with nightly usage. It also protects your teeth from the effects of grinding or clenching. Without an appliance, grinding can cause damage that may require restorative treatment.
  • TENS Treatment – This neuromuscular treatment sends electrical signals to your jaw to loosen the area. Dr. Hay is trained in this area, so you can feel confident you’ll receive the best possible results. It’s often combined with a custom oral appliance.
  • Orthodontics – Sometimes correcting bite alignment is the best way to give you relief from a TMJ disorder. We offer Six Month Smiles and clear aligner options to straighten your teeth. Dr. Hay will do an exam to determine which type of orthodontic treatment is right for you.

Call 270-818-8388 for TMJ treatment in Paducah.

Common Questions About TMJ Treatment/Teeth Grinding
Does TMJ treatment work?

TMJ treatment has helped many patients once again enjoy everyday activities like talking, eating, and laughing without pain. The key to successful TMJ therapy is finding a treatment method that works best for you. We offer several different ways to treat TMJ pain, including a custom mouthguard, orthodontics, or TENS treatment. We’ll determine which one will work best for you.

Is TMJ causing my headaches?

It’s possible, yes. Inflammation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can lead to pain in the surrounding muscles of the head and neck, which can be misinterpreted as migraines. By wearing a mouthguard, you can alleviate the pain caused by TMJ inflammation and potentially experience relief from headaches.

What are the signs of a TMJ disorder?

Signs of a TMJ disorder may include jaw pain, clicking or popping sounds when chewing, difficulty opening the mouth completely, facial pain, headaches, and ear pain or ringing. Some people may also experience neck and shoulder pain or toothaches unrelated to dental problems. Also, your jaw may feel locked or stuck. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to visit our practice for help.