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TMJ Therapy

Get Relief from TMJ pain and Headaches

Do you suffer from migraines or migraine-type headaches? Does your jaw feel tight or produce a clicking noise every time you open your mouth? Suffer from neck pain or frequent earaches? Tell your dentist!

Headaches and facial pain often originate from your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and can be addressed and eliminated through a series of treatments.

Contact us to schedule a consultation. Or let your hygienist know about this issue during your next routine visit and we’ll discuss next steps.

 

What to expect from your TMJ disorder diagnosis and treatment

If you’re dealing with jaw pain or headaches, let us know. We’ll…

  • Ask you questions to learn as much as possible about what’s bothering you. Our goal is to understand the location, onset, timing, and aggravating factors of your TMJ pain and migraines.

  • Conduct a gentle TMJ evaluation, including observation, range of motion tests, joint palpation, and facial muscle exam.

  • Take 3D x-rays to help visualize what’s going on in your mouth and jaw.

  • Recommend treatment options, including outlining cost and what to expect

We want to help relieve your pain and get more enjoyment out of life. Nothing makes our team happier than helping you put your best smile forward every day.

 

What is TMJ disorder?

The TMJ is the joint that allows you to speak and chew normally. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is caused by problems in your jaw, facial muscles, and joints

What are the symptoms of TMJ disorder?

Be on the lookout for common TMJ symptoms, including:

 

  • Chronic headaches and migraines

  • Jaw joint pain or locking

  • Clicking sound in your jaw

  • Discomfort while chewing

  • Ear and sinus pain

What causes TMJ disorder?

  • Your jaw disk erodes or moves out of proper alignment

  • The cartilage of your TMJ is damaged by arthritis

  • Damage caused by a blow or other impact

  • Teeth grinding (bruxism) or clenching

  • Arthritis

  • Certain connective tissue disorders

  • Stress