Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain Treatment
Do you suffer from TMJ pain and headaches? When the temporomandibular joint sustains damage, the chronic pain which results can seriously impact your quality of life. Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, more commonly known as TMJ disorder, is a complicated group of conditions. The disorder is often characterized by pain and limited mobility in the jaw and surrounding tissue. Dr. Moore has been trained to properly identify, diagnose and treat TMJ disorder.
TMJ damage is usually caused by stress, trauma or other injury, Here are some of the symptoms of TMJ.
- Sore jaw muscles
- Chronic headaches
- Bruxism (grinding/clenching teeth)
- Clicking, popping, locking or soreness just in front of the ear
- Bite-related issues
- Cervical neck problems
- Ringing in the ears
- Sinus-like concerns
Therapy to relieve TMJ pain typically includes splints or retainers to help correct poor bites, decrease stress at the joint, and reduce muscle hyperactivity such as habitual grinding or clenching. We may follow this with bite treatment through bite adjustment (equilibration), orthodontics or restorative dentistry.
Physical therapy can help with sore muscles, cervical neck issues, sleep position, and improved posture. Medications for inflammation, muscle relaxation, and sleep are often prescribed to relieve TMJ pain. If you have serious joint problems, you may require surgical intervention.
Relief from chronic headaches and jaw pain could be closer than you think! Call us to schedule an appointment today.