TMJ (Tempero-mandibular or jaw joint) treatment specifically addresses the treatment of bite problems, jaw pain, headaches, ear pain, ringing in ears, and back, shoulder and neck pain originating from a variety of different sources. Patients that have experienced trauma to their head and neck areas may require TMJ treatment as well.
The goal of TMJ treatment is to eliminate or reduce the above-mentioned symptoms and to restore the teeth to their proper position, improving overall health.
TMJ treatment goes hand-in-hand with Bioesthetic dentistry. When the jaw joint does not align properly, the chewing system breaks down, causing premature aging of the bones, joints, face, teeth and muscles. Because this is a gradual process, it may take years for pain or discomfort to surface. Often, when pain does result, it is in the form of headaches or other seemingly unrelated discomfort. Our team is skilled and schooled in the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ and the Bioesthetic principles that can treat the condition. As in all areas of health, catching the problem as early as possible is key to a quick recovery.
If you have been diagnosed with a TMJ/TMD condition or are experiencing unexplained pain such as those listed above, please fill out our TMJ form on home page and call to set an appointment with us for an exam and a discussion of options.