TMJ Therapy


If you suffer from headaches, neck pain, muscles spasms, or difficulty opening your mouth, you might have TMJ disorder. The TMJ or temporomandibular joints, which connect the lower jaw to the skull, allow you to open and close your mouth comfortably. However, the joints can become irritated by high levels of stress, an improper bit, or trauma, causing a variety of mild to severe symptoms. With TMJ therapy, we can restore your oral function and eliminate headaches, facial pain, and other symptoms.
 
What is TMJ Disorder?

TMJ
disorder is a condition in which the jaw joints become misaligned. The exact cause of TMJ disorder is unknown, but physical, psychological and emotional stress are considered contributing factors. TMJ disorder is common in our society and it is estimated that as many as 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ-related symptoms.

Common symptoms of TMJ disorder include:

  • Jaw pain, clicking or popping
  • Frequent headaches or migraines
  • Clenching and teeth grinding
  • Dizziness or ringing in the ears
  • Facial, neck, back and shoulder pain
TMJ disorder can worsen over time, so it’s important to seek treatment with a qualified dentist such as Dr. Majors. At our dental office, we offer non-surgical TMJ therapy, including oral appliance therapy. The oral appliance alleviates jaw tension, protects the teeth, and relieves strain on the TMJ. Most patients find relief after about three months of oral appliance TMJ therapy.