What Are Symptoms of TMJ?

Feb 1, 2012 9:46:41 PM

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) disorder often takes years to fully develop and can affect several muscles in the body. Most people struggle with TMD at least to some extent, however there are several symptoms that indicate a call for treatment.

  • Pounding headaches that feel like migraine headaches
  • Persistent face or jaw pain
  • Aching neck and shoulder muscles
  • Swelled jaw or face muscles
  • Toothaches, earaches and hearing problems
  • Limited ability to open jaw
  • Misaligned bite

Treating The Source Of Your Jaw Pain

There are different ways to treat TMJ symptoms. You could have surgery. Other approaches include taking medications or muscle relaxants which merely mask the pain without acknowledging or correcting the cause. The neuromuscular technique focuses on correcting the origin of the problem instead of simply treating the symptoms to relieve pain. As one of the few dental practices in Minnesota with a dentist trained extensively in neuromuscular dentistry, Boger Dental  uniquely offers a TMJ/TMD therapy that addresses the source of your pain.

After an initial consultation where we diagnose your TMJ, we use special technology to relax your jaw, face and neck muscles. Then using a high-tech computer program, we measure your optimal jaw position in its relaxed state. Using this as a guide, we design a specialized plan to realign the bite and teeth to their optimal location. This TMJ treatment approach offers a long-term solution to eliminate headaches, jaw pain and other symptoms of TMJ.

Relieve Your Pain

To find out more about TMD therapy and how it can alleviate your pain and provide headache relief, contact our dental office in Plymouth, MN for a free consultation. We want to help you be pain free!

 

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Topics: TMD TMJ Therapy

Kelly

Written by Kelly