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.
Your Pain Isn’t Permanent
We’ve helped patients find relief after years of pain.
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
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.
TMD, Temporomandibular Disorders, are abnormal conditions of the jaw joint that can affect jaw movement and may cause pain. It is not considered a serious issue in some situations, and it may get better over time. If it does not get better over time, Botox can be used...
Clenching or grinding your teeth too often might lead you to have a condition known as Bruxism. Bruxism can cause a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), which is a condition that exists when the jaw joint is temporarily or permanently damaged. While treatment is...
If you are experiencing discomfort in your jaw, headaches, and ear pain, they might be signs of arthritis, which is also a common cause of TMJ disorders. Arthritis can affect the joint where the skull and jaw meet, which is known as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)....