Are you exhausted from constant headaches or jaw pain? You may have TMJ disorder. The temporomandibular joint connects the lower jawbone to the skull. If you suspect you may have TMJ disorder, make an appointment with us right away. TMJ causes long-term tooth damage and bone loss. Symptoms include:
- jaw and facial pain
- neck pain
- chewing difficulty
- jaw clicking or locking
- change in bite (the way your upper and lower teeth fit together)
- eat soft foods
- apply ice packs
- avoiding extreme jaw movements (such as yawning, singing and gum chewing)
- learning techniques for reducing stress
- jaw stretches and relaxation exercises
Generally, patients come to us for a TMJ diagnosis after unsuccessfully seeking treatment for chronic headaches. Jaw and sinus pain may be widespread, which makes pinpointing the affected area difficult. We’ll diagnose your specific TMJ issues and recommend an effective course of action.
We work hand-in-hand with a network of TMJ specialists, including ENT doctors, neurologists and physical therapists, to come up with a comprehensive treatment plan. Our knowledgeable staff recognizes that there are many facets to this often-misunderstood disorder.
To learn more about effective headache, sleep apnea, and TMJ treatments, call Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions at 615-928-2838 for a consultation.