Customized Solutions for TMJ Pain
Does your jaw pain or neck pain impact your life? Do you feel like you’ve tried the treatments available without success? We can help!
Your symptoms could be due to bite imbalances, and at Lifetime Orthodontics, we have the tools and expertise to give you lasting relief.
What Is TMJ/TMD?
The temporomandibular joint serves to connect the jaw to the skull. Pain in this area is identified as Temporomandibular Disorder, or TMD. The TMJ is like other joints in the body and can experience disorders such as ankylosis, arthritis, and dislocations.
TMD Symptoms Include:
- Biting/chewing difficulty or discomfort
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Hearing loss
- Headaches/earaches in the morning
- Jaw pain or tenderness
- Reduced ability to open/close the mouth
If you experience any of these symptoms, we encourage you to call our office for a diagnosis and treatment.
Jaw Pain Treatment
While TMD can be due to an injury or arthritis, other times, it results from an imbalance in the forces in the nerves, ligaments, and muscles.
It’s important to receive a proper diagnosis before deciding on a course of action, so Dr. Wesley will conduct a thorough TMJ examination if you express concern.
Once we’ve pinpointed the cause, we can develop a personalized treatment plan to help alleviate your discomfort. We take a conservative multidisciplinary approach and aim to use less invasive treatments.
Options for TMJ pain may include oral appliances combined with physical therapy, trigger point injections, or injections with botulinum toxin. We’ll walk you through your choices at your consultation.
Get Your Life Back With TMJ Treatment
If TMJ pain affects your daily life, Lifetime Orthodontics is here. We would love to talk more about getting to the root of your TMJ issues and helping you reclaim your life.