Aqualizer Temporary Splint

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) needs to be given more credit. It's the most frequently used joint in the body, allowing us to talk, chew, yawn, and smile. When functioning correctly, it creates smooth movements that don't trigger pain. Unfortunately, for some people, it doesn't always work as designed.  

Without intervention from a trained specialist, TMJ symptoms can turn into chronic TMJ disorders. For years, treatment included lifestyle changes, bite correction, and surgical procedures. However, a revolutionary treatment called the Aqualizer is changing how dentists treat and diagnose TMJ symptoms.

What is the Aqualizer?  

The Aqualizer is a dental appliance that helps balance the jaw to determine if TMJ symptoms are caused by misalignment in the jaw. It is a temporary, disposable splint that provides temporary relief of TMJ symptoms, but more importantly, helps your dentist rule out misalignment in the teeth as a cause of discomfort.

The water inside the appliance balances the bite, helping the patient find relief. Many patients experience less discomfort within 20 to 30 minutes of wearing the device; However, some patients may need to wear it for a few days before finding relief. If a patient's TMJ symptoms are not relieved, they may not be related to a major dental issue, and further assessment must be done.  

Benefits of Using the Aqualizer to Diagnose TMJ Pain

The Aqualizer might be a helpful tool for diagnosis and relief. This temporary mouth splint uses water to gently balance your bite, potentially reducing pain and discomfort. By allowing your jaw to find a more natural position, it can help dentists understand if your bite is contributing to TMJ issues. This leads to more accurate diagnoses and personalized treatment plans.

Find TMJ Relief at Pinnacle Dental  

If you are tired of dealing with TMJ discomfort and want to find answers, contact Pinnacle Dental in Grove City today. Schedule your consultation to learn more about the Aqualizer.