Dr. Hay and his staff are one of the most talented and caring dental practices I have had the good fortune to experience. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone needing dental services. They go above and beyond to make you feel welcomed and comfortable during your visits.
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
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.
I am so pleased with the amount of time Dr. Hay took to examine my records & my CT scan & explain the next process needed in my care! His entire staff is extremely caring & helpful as well! I will be sharing photos soon! I can’t wait to have a beautiful smile again! Thank you Dr. Hay for the exceptional care I received!
Dr. Hay has put together one of the best office staff and dental associates I have ever encountered. Everyone there is so friendly and down to earth. Dr. Hay and wife Nicky are so kind and thorough if it’s a checkup all the way to dentures. I highly recommend Dr. Hay’s dental practice to anyone. If you are not smiling when you get there; you’ll be smiling when you leave!
I can’t express enough how pleased I am with Dr Hay and his wonderful staff! I couldn’t be happier with my results and also the feeling that I leave with after each visit. They feel like family.
My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Hay since he came to Paducah. I agree with others that the office staff and dental assistant are kind, knowledgeable, and efficient. Dr. Hay is a talented clinician who has earned our trust and respect. Thank you so much!
My experience with smile restoration with Dr Hay has been amazing! He and his staff are super welcoming and accommodating! Dentist for life!
I had a great experience on my visit. Dr. Hay was very caring and gave me valuable information, in addition to a comprehensive check up. They come highly recommended! Thank you again, and see you next time!
I would highly recommend Dr. Hay and his staff, I hadn’t been to the dentist in 15 years because of past bad experiences and I was a nervous wreck going to the dentist. When I walked in I was met by Alisha who is so sweet and calming, then I met Nikki and together they got me calmed down, took my X-rays and then Dr. Hay came in explained everything I needed done and what options I had, I was so happy to hear they offered sedation. I needed lots of work and I was put under sedation, woke up and had a beautiful smile! If you want a dentist office that makes you honestly feel comfortable and relaxed go see Dr. Hay and his staff you will feel completely different about going to the dentist. I no longer have a fear and enjoy going to get a teeth cleaning.
Everyone is so nice!!! If you want to be treated with respect and have someone care about you. Go see Dr. Bay and his staff !!!
A great team of people gave me my smile back. Dr Hay did an amazing job!
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.
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.
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.