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.
Stress can take many forms, come from numerous sources, and can wreak havoc on your mind and body. Is financial stress occurring in your life? How might it be affecting you? What can you do to relieve stress and stress-induced jaw pain? All of that will be explored...
If you have tried countless home remedies – eating soft foods and resting your jaw – to treat TMJ but still haven’t recovered from it, it might be time to reach out to a TMJ-trained dentist. TMJ treatment needs to be done quickly if discomfort persists for more than a...
What are the main differences between TMJ and TMD? If a person is suffering from jaw pain, he or she could be diagnosed with TMJ or TMD. While these two conditions are often used interchangeably, they are actually quite different. If you believe that you may suffer...