TMJ/Head & Facial Pain
What is TMJ/Head & Facial Pain?
The TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is what connects the lower jaw to the skull. In many cased, a condition known as TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) can cause recurrent headaches, earaches, facial pain and other problems. Treatment of this pain can be helpful in getting your life back. We offer many different treatment options for patients who are experiencing pain on a regular basis.
Why is treatment needed for TMJ/Head & Facial Pain?
If you fail to treat TMJ, head and facial pain, your quality of life can suffer. You might find it difficult to talk, chew and eat properly. You might have tried a variety of over-the-counter products without much success. Treatment is ideal for patients of all ages, regardless of your current condition.
Who is a candidate for TMJ/Head & Facial Pain treatment?
The best way for us to determine the right course of treatment is with an exam and series of x-rays. This can help us in determining if and when treatment is needed, as well as if there is a major underlying problem that needs to be addressed. We offer several different treatment options, making it effortless to overcome the pain that you’ve been experiencing for a long time. This pain can be caused by bruxism, accidents, trauma and even certain medical conditions.
What can you expect with treatment for TMJ/Head & Facial Pain?
The first step is to perform an exam, take x-rays and have a consultation with you. We will work to find a treatment solution that is best suited to your needs. For some, physical and other types of therapy are helpful in eliminating and reducing the pain. For others, oral appliances can be helpful when worn during the day or at night. Surgery may be necessary in more extreme cases, but we will go over all options before suggesting it. Medications and other supplement regimens are helpful for many of our patients suffering from head, facial and TMJ-related pain.
If you are suffering from TMJ-related pain, recurrent headaches and facial pain, call our office today and we will be more than happy to assist in answering all of your question