What Causes TMJ/TMD Syndrome?

There are many causes of TMJ, and while the syndrome is not fully understood, there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration such as injury or misalignment to teeth and jaw, teeth grinding (bruxism), stress or anxiety, arthritis, and the most obvious gum chewing.

Determining the cause of a TMJ problem is important because it is the cause that guides the treatment. At AZ TMJ we want to treat the symptoms of your pain, so you don’t have to live another day in pain! As a provider of TMJ treatment we have studied the various causes of TMJ and can help reduce/relieve your pain at our Scottsdale, Arizona office, located just outside of Phoenix.

At AZTMJ, Dr. Stan Farrell has extensive training in treating sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. Dr. Stan Farrell offers one of the leading alternatives for CPAP, which is an oral appliance that can be used in conjunction with CPAP or as a stand-alone oral appliance depending on the severity of the individual’s OSA.

If you or someone you know might be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, please schedule an initial consultation today with Dr. Farrell at 480-945-3629 or visit us at www.headpaininstitute.com for more information.