TMJ Treatments


TMJ Treatments Side ImageMany people suffer from TMJ and dont even know it is treatable.

“TMJ” stands for temporomandibular joint. The TMJs are the small joints in front of each ear that attach the lower jaw to the skull. They allow you to perform such functions as opening and closing your mouth, chewing, speaking and swallowing. In most cases, TMJ problems are manifested by pain in the muscles along with limitations in the ability to execute normal movements. If you suffer from this type of pain, TMJ treatment with neuromuscular dentistry may be the answer to your problems.

Finding your neuromuscular jaw position is the most important step in TMJ treatment and needs to occur before a final restorative/orthodontic phase is started. This is to prevent muscular imbalances that could lead to instability of the teeth, bone and posture. When the balance of the teeth, facial muscles, and temporomandibular joints is off , symptoms of what has been identified as TMJ/TMJD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction) can arise.
Some symptoms of TMJ are:

  • Headaches
  • Neck/Shoulder aches
  • Jaw pain
  • Sensitive and sore teeth
  • Clenching of the teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Facial pain
  • Worn down teeth
  • Ear congestion
  • Forward head posturing
  • Clicking/popping in the joints
  • Limited opening of the mouth
  • Tingling in the fingertips

If you are suffering from any of these painful symptoms, we can help. Please contact our team today to schedule a consultation and learn about our TMJ treatments.