TMJ Treatment / Teeth Grinding

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TMJ Treatment in Hamilton - Dr. Ricciardi

Do you frequently experience pain in your jaw and face? Do you grind your teeth while sleeping? Don’t put up with discomfort – contact Joseph A. Ricciardi, DDS PC  for teeth grinding and TMJ treatment in Hamilton, NJ!

Custom Solutions For TMJ Issues And Teeth Grinding

To relieve your pain and prevent problems caused by TMJ disorder (TMD) and teeth grinding, Dr. Ricciardi makes custom nightguards right here in our Hamilton, NJ dental office.

We will take highly precise impressions of the inside of your mouth to ensure your nightguard will be comfortable and work great!

TMJ Disorder And Teeth Grinding Explained

Your TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is where your bottom jaw connects to your skull. There are many potential symptoms of TMD, so you should see a professional like Dr. Ricciardi for a proper diagnosis. Some of the common signs of TMD include:

  • Involuntarily clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth (bruxism)
  • Migraine-like headaches
  • A jaw that “gets stuck” or makes popping or clicking sounds when you open your mouth widely
  • Tenderness and/or swelling of the jaw

While teeth grinding can be a symptom of TMD, it could also be a separate issue.

Because TMD and teeth grinding can wear down your teeth and inflame muscles in your jaw, you should see Dr. Ricciardi for a custom nightguard as soon as possible.

TMJ Pain Relief Tips You Can Try At Home

If you have TMD or grind your teeth while sleeping, you should visit us for a custom nightguard. There are also several methods you can try on your own in the meantime, including:

  • TMJ massages
  • Over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatories
  • Moist heat compresses and/or ice packs to reduce swelling and pain

Get relief from pain and call Joseph A. Ricciardi, DDS PC at 609-586-6688 for custom TMJ Treatment and teeth grinding solutions! You can also use our online form for  TMJ treatment in Hamilton, NJ.


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