TMJ Treatment – Fresno, CA

Easing Jaw Pain with Customized TMJ Treatment

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Dr. Jake Weissich has years of experience screening for and treating a wide range of TMJ disorder cases, from milder to severe. Many other local dentists even send their patients to him for TMJ treatment in Fresno because of his expertise in this specialty. If you’re experiencing one or more symptoms of this condition, contact our dental office today to schedule a TMJ screening and learn more about ways to find relief. We look forward to helping you reclaim your life by minimizing and eliminating your discomfort.

Why Choose W Dental - Fresno for TMJ Treatment?

  • Happily Accepting Referrals for TMJ Treatment
  • Extensive Screenings for TMJ Disorder
  • Wholistic Dentistry Focused on Overall Health

Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

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The signs that you experience can vary depending on the severity of your condition. If you have one or more of the following symptoms of TMJ disorder, our team recommends scheduling a screening to ensure your condition doesn’t lead to other issues:

  • Aching in and around one ear
  • Facial aching and pain
  • Pain when chewing
  • Lockjaw
  • Jaw tenderness
  • Difficulty opening and closing the mouth
  • Pain that spreads to the face and neck

Treatment Options for TMJ Disorder

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Upon receiving a TMJ diagnosis, our team may recommend occlusal splints or equilibration to provide you with relief and stop the progression of your condition.

Occlusal Splints

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Occlusal splints are custom-crafted orthotic devices that you wear as you sleep. They’re designed to gently shift your jaw into its ideal position to distribute pressure evenly among both of your temporomandibular joints, minimizing pain the next day.

Occlusal Adjustments/Equilibration

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Jaw pain can be caused by misshapen teeth or ill-fitted restorations. Equilibration is when we’ll go in and make slight alterations to your dental structure to even out your bite and eliminate additional strain on one or both of your joints.