TMJ Treatment / Teeth Grinding Eliminate Jaw Discomfort Without Surgery
  • You’ll love our goop-free digital impressions
  • End jaw pain & tenderness with a mouthguard
  • Keep your smile whole by stopping teeth grinding

Get Rid of Your Jaw Pain With Lenexa TMJ Treatment

Do you have jaw pain when eating and yawning? Do you hear a popping noise when opening and closing your mouth? If you experience these symptoms, you may be suffering from TMJ pain. Our TMJ treatment in Lenexa can:

  • Eliminate tension on your jaw joint so you can relax
  • Reduce the frequency and intensity of your headaches
  • Stop harmful teeth grinding and protect your tooth enamel
  • Make eating more comfortable and enjoyable

Call us today to get help for your hurting jaw: 913-251-9683. We’re located at 8615 Rosehill Road, Suite 101 – not far from the Lenexa police department.

Experience Effective Relief With a Custom Mouthguard

Your TMJs are complex joints that sit on either side of your head, attaching your jaw to your skull. When they become inflamed, you can experience significant pain just by performing daily activities that many of us take for granted. Fortunately, Pierce & Knight Family Dentistry offers you a great solution with the help of a custom mouthguard. Here is how it will work:

  • We’ll first examine your teeth for any signs of dental damage. A TMJ disorder (TMD) often leads to teeth grinding, which can damage your tooth enamel. If necessary, we’ll work with you on any restorative dental treatments to fix any issues.
  • Then, we’ll use a digital scanner to make impressions of your teeth to create your custom mouthguard. Unlike traditional dental impressions, no messy goop is involved!
  • We’ll have an oral appliance custom-made for you. It will fit comfortably in your mouth and move your lower jaw slightly forward to reduce the tension on your TMJ. It will also act as a barrier between your teeth to eliminate harmful grinding.

We are pleased to offer Botox® as an alternative or addition to your mouthguard treatment. Botox helps to relax the muscles around your TMJ, which will provide relief from the discomfort you’ve been feeling.

If your jaw is hurting, you can find relief with our TMJ treatment in Lenexa. We can help you just like we’ve helped many others. Call us today at 913-251-9683 to schedule your appointment, or schedule online.

Common Questions About TMJ Treatment / Teeth Grinding

How long does TMJ treatment take?

We understand you want to end the pain caused by a TMJ disorder as soon as you can. The truth is that treatment can take weeks or months depending on the severity of your situation and what needs to be done. For most patients, an oral appliance is the perfect solution in and of itself. For others, orthodontics or restorations may be needed to realign teeth to reduce grinding for the long term.

Will insurance cover TMJ treatment?

This varies depending on your insurance policy. TMJ disorders are a health issue that should be treated, and our team will do our part to make sure you get the full benefits covered by your dental plan. You also should know that we offer flexible payment options, including 12-month no-interest financing, so you can manage the cost of your care.

Can I get TMJ treatment if I’m pregnant?

Yes, you can. Anyone can experience TMJ problems, although women are more likely to develop this condition. TMJ disorder can become worse during pregnancy, too. During pregnancy, you may experience sleep disruptions, morning sickness, hormone changes, and swelling. These can increase teeth grinding and affect the alignment of your jaw. Stress also can raise your risk of TMJ, and pregnancy can be stressful as well.