TMJ Dysfunction Therapies
The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) connect the jaw to the skull bone allowing for smooth, pain free movements when speaking, chewing, or smiling. When these small, delicate joints are damaged, the result can be painful movement, impaired jaw function, or complete inability to open and close the mouth. We’ll screen for warning signs of TMJ dysfunction (TMD) during regular checkups, but let our team know if you notice any of the following:
- Grinding and clicking in the jaw when opening and closing the mouth
- Difficulty or inability to open and close the mouth
- Pain or discomfort when opening and closing the mouth
- Chronic, radiating pains in the head, neck, shoulders, or back
- Ringing in the ears or earache
We offer a variety of treatments for TMD including equilibration techniques and occlusal splints. We also use the transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) system to relieve pain and improve the function of the jaw joints. Please don’t hesitate to contact our team if you have questions or would like to schedule a TMJ dysfunction consultation.