What Is TMJ/TMD?
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a small joint located in front of the ear where your skull and lower jaw meet.
Patients often complain of ear pain, headaches and limited jaw movement. They may also complain of popping, clicking or grating sounds in the joint and feel pain when opening and closing their mouth.
We have found our multi-faceted approach to be successful in reducing pain, dysfunction, and improving quality of life for our patients.
Most of our headache patients have seen multiple providers, tried many medications, and have still found little relief. Since many headaches are triggered and maintained by muscle, nerve, or joint problems in the head and neck region, decreasing and controlling these triggers can reduce the frequency and/or intensity of the headaches. This approach has resulted in great success in treating resistant cases.
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Stan Farrell, DDS, FAAOP
Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain
Top Voted Dentist By
PHOENIX Magazine for TMJ and Orofacial Pain
Dr. Stan Farrell is passionate about your case and is well versed in alleviating all forms of headache and TMJ Pain. He understands what living with pain can do to your life and is committed to helping as many patients as possible achieve their dream of removing TMJ pain, reoccurring headaches and migraine headaches from their everyday lives.
Sleep Apnea & Snoring
Sleep Apnea is a disorder in which a person’s ability to breathe during sleep is impaired, resulting in restless sleep and remaining tired all the time. If the patient has sleep apnea, repositioning the jaw during sleep may further assist in opening the airway.
A Sleep Apnea Appliance may be an alternative to patients that cannot tolerate a Positive Airway Pressure unit (CPAP). In many cases, it can be used with a CPAP to improve its performance. We determine the best type of appliance for each individual.
Recent studies have also shown the impacts of sleep apnea on the brain. Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that causes periods of stopped or shallow breathing during sleep. People that have this sleep disorder stop breathing for short periods of time during...
It is a common perception that neck and jaw pain are related. And, to some extent, this is correct. If there’s a time you have ever woken up in the morning with a sore neck or jaw pain, you know how bad the pain can be. For some people, this is a regular occurrence....
Have you heard about dental devices for sleep apnea treatment? According to the American Sleep Association, an estimated 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. This number indicates that the condition is quite common, and the effects of sleep apnea can be very...