TMJ / TMD Dentist in Edmond OKAt Creative Edge Dentistry, our dentist, Dr. Kari Bender offers a wide variety of remedies to alleviate the pain that comes with TMJ disorder (temporomandibular joint disorder). While she has a lot of experience in helping patients who suffer from TMJ disorder, we also know that there are many patients who do not come in to be treated for the disorder.

There are a number of serious consequences if symptoms from TMJ disorder are not treated. Headaches, tension and even joint deterioration can be some of the problems developed by avoiding treatment for this disorder. Patients can also suffer from loss of sleep or even sleep insomnia.

Losing sleep can be extremely dangerous to your health! According to a study by Rochester Medical Center, sleep is needed to flush out dangerous toxins that accumulate in the brain throughout the day. One of these toxins that can build up in the brain quickly is beta-amyloid. Beta-amyloid is a toxic protein that accumulates in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. If you are losing sleep due to pain of the temporomandibular joint, you could be preventing your brain from flushing out this toxin.

At Creative Edge Dentistry, we can offer you several remedies to ease the pain of TMJ disorder and give you the sleep your body needs and deserves!

What is TMJ Disorder?

TMJ disorder, temporomadibular joint disorder, refers to any pain or problems that arise from the temporomandibular joint.

The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull. It is responsible for chewing, talking, yawning, etc. Some symptoms of the disorder are:

  • Constant headaches/migraines
  • Teeth grinding/clenching
  • Limited movement of the jaw
  • Soreness in face and around jaw
  • Jaws that get stuck in the closed position

TMJ Dentist in Edmond, OK

Dr. Kari Bender has a variety of ways to treat TMJ disorder. While there is no cure to the disorder, there are many ways to ease the pain. Dr. Kari Bender knows that each patient’s case is different. She has experience studying different cases and recommending the remedy that is best for you. Some examples of the treatments we suggest are medications, bite splints, moist heat or even surgery.

If you are suffering from TMJ Disorder in Edmond, OK visit Creative Edge Dentistry or call us at 405-341-9351 to learn more about how to ease your pain and start treating your TMJ Disorder!

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