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.
When someone suffers from a particular TMJ disorder (TMD), known as lockjaw, their quality of life will be severely affected especially because of the discomfort, pain and dysfunction the disorder causes. If you are suffering from a locked jaw or other TMD symptoms,...
Some people may not know the difference between neuropathic pain and regular pain, and what is the best way to treat neuropathic pain. People who suffer from such pain sometimes describe the pain as a burning or shooting sensation. Furthermore, they may also...
When someone experiences orofacial pain, they are likely to have some unpleasant or painful sensations in the joints, muscles and bones of the mouth and face. This includes jaw aches, dull or sharp pain behind the eyes, headaches that do not seem to go away and that...