If you suffer from unexplained headaches, jaw pain or stiffness, or other unexplained head and neck pain, you could be suffering from a TMJ disorder.
The hinge that connects your jaw to your chewing muscles can be affected by a number of conditions that are generally referred to as TMJ Disorders.
You may be surprised to learn about the range of options for relieving or even eliminating these symptoms. Many times a change in your bite or an adjustment to your dentures can mean a world of difference in comfort. Dr. Sligh can give you a thorough examination to diagnose the problem, and suggest a treatment program to bring you relief.
Splint/hard night guard appliances
Splint/hard night guard appliances are not only used in diagnosis, but they are used as treatment to temporarily eliminate the bite discomfort and resulting pain. Then, during the second stage of treatment, orthodontics, crowns or equilibration may be recommended to build the bite to a permanent, healthy, relationship.