TMJ Treatment / Teeth Grinding

TMJ Treatment Relieves Your Aching Jaw

During dental exams in our Millburn, NJ dentist office, we look for signs of chronic teeth grinding, which is also known as bruxism. That’s because bruxism can damage your teeth and threaten your health.

Dr. Scott Krosser on TMJ Treatment & teeth grinding Read Transcript

For example, it puts a lot of pressure on your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which connects your jaw to your skull’s temporal bones. This can cause a condition called TMJ disorder, which in turn causes an aching jaw, headaches, and other painful symptoms.

We never want you to suffer – and you don’t have to! Dr. Scott Krosser can relieve your pain with custom mouthguards and other TMJ treatment options.

Many people get relief with custom-designed day guards or night guards that will:

  • Prevent you from grinding your teeth
  • Cushion your jaw to alleviate strain and discomfort
  • Realign your bite, if necessary

Do you think you might have bruxism and/or TMJ disorder? Call Millburn Dental Arts for TMJ Treatment and teeth grinding at (973) 957-1604.

Diagnosing And Treating Your TMJ Disorder

Diagnosing TMJ disorder can be tricky. Fortunately, Dr. Krosser has received special training from the respected Pankey Institute. He’ll thoroughly examine your mouth, neck, and jaws using technology like our digital X-rays, and he’ll check your bite for signs of trouble.

Often, he will recommend a night guard or day guard for relief. If a custom mouthguard doesn’t solve the problem, Dr. Krosser may recommend an occlusal adjustment, which involves reshaping some of your teeth to improve their alignment. As with many other procedures performed in our Millburn, NJ dentist office, he can use lasers, so the treatment is quick and painless.

Fixing Dental Damage From Teeth Grinding

If bruxism has worn down your teeth or even caused cracks or breaks, we can repair them with cosmetic and/or restorative dentistry services. Options include:

  • Dental inlays and onlays. These restorations, which fix the damage that is too extensive for a tooth filling but not extensive enough for a dental crown, can also repair cracks and minor fractures.

To find out how we can help you with TMJ Treatemnt or teeth grinding, call Millburn Dental Arts at (973) 957-1604. Or use our online form to schedule your free consultation at our Millburn, NJ dentist office.

Dr. Scott Krosser is a trusted Millburn, NJ dentist who is a member of many distinguished establishments like American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry and also the Millburn Chamber of Commerce to name a few.

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