“TMJ” refers to the jaw joint or the Temporomandibular Joint. “TMJ” is commonly used to mean a condition that causes chronic or recurring pain in this area.
Most adults will suffer from some level of jaw or muscle pain or problems related to the jaw joint or jaw muscles. These types of problems are more properly called “TMD” or Temporomandibular Joint Disorders.
At TMJ, we use the most up-to-date technology to treat patients who suffer from all levels of TMJ problems.
TMJsymptoms include pain that affects the side of the face, the head, and the neck. Patients also commonly have popping or clicking of the jaw joints, locking of the jaws,or chronic headaches. There can be many causes of these conditions and diagnosis is key to the success of treatment.
At TMJwe treat many patients who suffer from all levels of TMD or Myofascial Pain Disorder, using the most up to date technology.
The following treatments may be used for TMJ conditions:
* Jaw Rest and Stretch Exercises
* Occlusal Splint
* Mouth Guard
* Anterior Deprogramming Device
* Moist Heat
* Stress Management
* Physical Therapy
* Referralto AdditionalMedical, Dental, or Therapy Specialists
If you have TMJ, you may be experiencing any of the following symptoms: jaw locking or catching, popping sounds, jaw pain, earaches, headaches,or inability to open your mouth wide.
Treatment options run the gamut from short term use of over the counter anti inflammatory medications, mouth guards, and stress management, to complicated surgery.
When all non surgical options have been exhausted, or if it becomes obvious that there is definite damage to the joint, surgery may be the only option. Arthroscopic surgery may be utilized to repair the injured area.
You may benefit from our latest techniques used to both evaluate and treat a range of problems and conditions that are causing pain. Contact us for more information at .