Are you tired of living with the constant pain and discomfort caused by TMJ/TMD? Look no further than North Billerica Smiles for the solution you've been searching for. Our team of experienced Billerica dentists understands the impact that TMJ/TMD can have on your quality of life, and we are committed to helping you find lasting relief.
When you choose North Billerica Smiles for your TMJ/TMD treatment, you can expect personalized care that is tailored to your unique needs. We take the time to listen to your concerns, thoroughly evaluate your condition, and develop a customized treatment plan that addresses the root cause of your symptoms.
Diagnosis and Evaluation
During your initial consultation, our experienced dentists will carefully examine your jaw and bite, review your medical history, and listen to your concerns. We may also take X-rays or use other diagnostic tools to assess the condition of your temporomandibular joint. This comprehensive evaluation allows us to accurately diagnose your TMJ/TMD and develop a personalized treatment plan.
In many cases, non-invasive therapies can effectively manage TMJ/TMD symptoms. These may include lifestyle modifications, stress reduction techniques, and jaw exercises. Our skilled dentists will provide guidance on how to incorporate these therapies into your daily routine, helping you achieve long-term relief from pain and discomfort.
Advanced Treatment Options
When it comes to treating TMJ/TMD, we understand that one size does not fit all. That's why we offer a range of advanced treatment options tailored to your specific needs. Whether it's Botox injections or night guards, we have the expertise and experience to help you find the relief you've been searching for.
Botox, a neurotoxin derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, is a safe and effective treatment for TMJ/TMD. When injected into the jaw muscles, Botox temporarily paralyzes them, reducing muscle tension and alleviating pain. This treatment option provides quick relief and can significantly improve jaw function, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with ease.
Night guards are custom-made oral appliances that are worn while sleeping. They help alleviate TMJ/TMD symptoms by reducing teeth grinding and clenching, which often contribute to jaw pain and muscle tension. Night guards provide a cushioning effect, protecting your teeth from excessive wear and tear while promoting proper jaw alignment. By using a night guard, you can wake up refreshed and free from the discomfort associated with TMJ/TMD.
Improved Quality of Life
By seeking TMJ/TMD treatment at North Billerica Smiles, you can experience a significant improvement in your quality of life. Our comprehensive approach to TMJ/TMD care aims to address the underlying causes of your condition and provide effective solutions for long-term relief. With reduced pain, improved jaw function, and better oral health, you can enjoy a life free from the limitations and discomfort caused by TMJ/TMD.
A dental implant includes two parts: an abutment and a restoration. Together, these two pieces create a permanent replacement tooth that looks and functions just like a natural one would.
The first step of the dental implant process is a consultation at North Billerica Smiles. During your visit, we’ll assess your smile to see if you’re a good candidate for dental implants. If so, we’ll move onto the treatment planning phase.
One of our dentists will take x-rays and scans of your mouth, then use the detailed images of your teeth, gums, jawline, and surrounding bone structures to come up with a precise treatment plan. Once this is complete, you will come in for your oral surgery and your abutment will be placed in your gum. When this heals, this is the part of your implant that will function as an artificial tooth root.
3-6 Months after your abutment is places and your gums are fully healed, you’ll come back in for your final appointment. During your last visit, we’ll attach a dental crown or other restoration to the abutment, and this will create a replacement tooth that looks and feels natural. You’ll be able to chew, speak, and smile with ease - with no gaps in your teeth!
Since dental implants are an invasive oral surgery, you can expect to feel some pain. However, we use powerful numbing agents and anesthetics to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible during your procedure. What’s more, we also send you home with a prescription for medication that will help ease your pain, if necessary. We do everything in our power to provide a smooth, pain-free implant treatment.
With proper care and oral hygiene, your dental implant should last the rest of your life. We also offer maintenance appointments to help ensure that your implant stays in good shape throughout the years.