TMJ Treatment in Cypress, TX

TMJ Treatment in Cypress, TX

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are relatively common, affecting approximately one-third of the population. The principal symptoms of TMJ disorders include pain, clicking, difficulty in opening the mouth and pain in the ear.

A misaligned disc can be caused by grinding or clenching the teeth or stress. It can affect muscles, joints, and connective tissues, causing them to tighten and contract. Treatment for TMJ involves reducing stress and tension in the muscles as well as realigning the disc and surrounding tissues.


The most common symptoms of TMJ disorders are pain, clicking, difficulty in opening the mouth wide enough to fit in a spoon comfortably, and pain in the ear.

Causes of TMJ Disorders

TMJ disorders can be caused by:

  • Grinding and clenching of teeth
  • Trauma to the face or head
  • Ill-fitting dental appliances
  • Stress

Treatment for TMJ Disorders

The treatment for TMJ disorders begins with an accurate diagnosis. The dentist will make use of dental X-rays to determine if there is misalignment or other issues with your bite. This helps to determine how to treat the condition before recommending a treatment plan. 

When treating TMJ disorders, we take into account your dental situation as well as your medical history. As you may have other conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure that could make certain treatments unsafe, we will determine which treatments are suitable for you and recommend them accordingly.

When treating TMJ disorders, we do not usually treat the joint directly but focus instead on relieving stress on the joints and muscles involved. This is done using a combination of physical therapy, relaxation techniques such as biofeedback, myofascial release therapy, and muscle-relaxing medications such as benzodiazepines.

We may also recommend a bite splint which helps control grinding and clenching by changing your bite position. Splints are also useful when you need to travel far but cannot stop to rest your jaw muscles between appointments.  

Biofeedback is a relaxation technique that uses electronic sensors placed on your skin to help you monitor stress levels in your muscles. The machines deliver electrical impulses through electrodes connected to these sensors that help you relax when stress levels increase. Biofeedback can be used by itself or in conjunction with other treatments like massage therapy and splints.  

Please reach out to our dental practice in Cypress, TX to have a consultation with our dentist in Cypress TX. Call us at (832) 353-3600 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.

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