Do you suffer from chronic headaches, earaches, and jaw pain and can not find a remedy? This is a common problem among people and most do not realize that going to the dentist can be a source of helpful treatment options. TMJ often prevents the lower jaw from moving smoothly, resting in a natural position and can lead to numerous painful symptoms such as jaw pain, headaches, neck pain, facial muscle tension and ear pain. Dr. Harry McCool offers diagnosis and in office treatments for addressing TMJ related disorders that can be individualized for every patient to ensure the best results.
1.) NTI- tss Dental Device is a thin night guard that you wear while you sleep to provide a barrier between the upper and lower teeth to eliminate teeth grinding. This device differs from a typical night guard because it does not offer a place for the teeth to bite down. Typical nightguards often can increase clenching since it allows a spot for the teeth to come into contact.
2.) Another option is bite correction therapy. To correct the fit and function of the bite, Dr. McCool will address any teeth that are misshapen or misplaced. Fixing these problems will allow the jaw to close in a natural position and the teeth to come in proper contact with each other. The reshaping of teeth can be accomplished by removing tooth structure for tooth bonding, dental crowns or porcelain veneers, or may include orthodontic treatments, or implant dentistry. Dr. McCool will work with you to find which treatment option will benefit you the most and help relieve pain and discomfort.
Call today and start your journey to feeling better by eliminating your TMJ symptoms with a personalized treatment plan from Lilburn dentist Dr. McCool. Correcting a bite disorder will restore both dental health and overall quality of life, preventing future tooth damage.