TMJ Treatment – Stephenville, TX • Eastland, TX

Eliminating Jaw Pain and Headaches

Man holding his jaw in pain before T M J treatment in Stephenville and Eastland

Waking with a sore jaw or even a painful headache can put a damper on the day ahead. When you add a clicking jaw, stiff neck, and difficulty eating and chewing to the mix, it can become an even more serious situation. When the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) becomes inflamed or damaged as a result of injury, it can negatively impact the rest of your oral and facial structures, which is why we offer TMJ treatment in Stephenville and Eastland. Designed to treat temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), we can establish a diagnosis and offer safe and effective treatment options for a better quality of life. Call us to schedule an appointment today here at Texas Dental Excellence.


Why Choose Texas Dental Excellence for TMJ Treatment?

  • Decades of Experience Helping Patients Heal from TMJ Pain
  • Active Member of the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Latest Dental Technology for Predictable and Precise Results


TMJ Diagnosis & Treatment

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Whether caused by arthritis, bruxism, or severe facial trauma, the TMJ may not function as it should, resulting in TMD. The only way to treat this problem is to allow our team to examine your oral and facial structures to determine where the issue exists and how best to address it. Once we’ve reviewed our findings, we can develop a personalized treatment plan that will eliminate the discomfort and improve your ability to eat, speak, smile, and perform other oral functions.

Equilibration/ Occlusal Adjustments

Dentist pointing to the jaw joint on a model of the skull

If your bite appears crooked, it may be the reason for your jaw pain. Should this be the case, you will notice that your jaw muscles do not rest in the proper position, causing them to feel overworked and sore. Fortunately, with an occlusal adjustment, we can reshape various teeth so that your bite properly realigns. As a result, your facial muscles will begin to relax, creating greater comfort when performing normal daily tasks.

Occlusal Splints

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To make the TMJ treatment process possible, we implement the use of customized occlusal splints. These are unique mouthguards designed for each individual and are worn while sleeping. Helping to shift the jaw in a way that encourages relaxation, your muscles and joints will begin to heal and remain in the proper position over time. As you continue to wear the splint, you’ll notice a dramatic change in how your mouth feels as well as the elimination of headaches and stiffness throughout your facial structure.