TMJ • Silverdale, WA

Get Relief from Bruxism and the Pain of TMJ
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Silverdale Dental Center offers comprehensive treatment for improved oral and overall health

If you have woken up with pain in your jaw or with a migraine, you may grind your teeth at night. Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can lead to damaged teeth and restorations. It can also result in chronic jaw pain, headaches, or Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder. TMJ sufferers can find relief at Silverdale Dental Center. Schedule a consultation to find out how our treatment for TMJ can help you!

What Causes TMJ Disorder?

TMJ Disorder affects the jaw joint, which is responsible for a wide range of movement from chewing to yawning. Roughly 5 to 12 percent of the population will experience TMJ disorder and though the cause is not always known, common contributors to the disorder include:

  • Injury or trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bruxism (teeth grinding)

Restoring Your Comfort and Health with Treatment for TMJ and Bruxism

Caring for mild jaw pain may be as simple as applying warm compresses and a temporary soft food diet. Anti-inflammatory medications can also be helpful, but when your symptoms are more severe and lasting, you may require a night guard. A night guard is a customized mouth guard that is worn while you sleep to prevent you from grinding your teeth. This is also often the recommended treatment for bruxism.

Occlusal Adjustment for an Aligned Bite

When your teeth do not fit together properly, it can often be a result of a new restoration, like a filling or crown. Our doctors find the point of contact that is causing your misaligned bite and make an adjustment to allow your teeth to rest comfortably together.

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COVID-19 Status Message

As of May 19th we are open for full-service, non-urgent dental treatment.

Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Dr. Jason Niemeyer, Dr. Jeffrey Phillips and the rest of the SDC team