Find Relief with TMJ Treatments
Good oral health involves more than your teeth and gums; it also involves the healthy functioning of your jaw and the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Do you suffer from frequent headaches? Do you have clicking, popping or grinding in your jaw? Is your neck and upper body frequently sore? If so, you may be suffering from TMJ disorder.
TMJ disorder is a very common cause of headaches, migraines, jaw pain and other life-affecting upper body discomfort. We believe that everyone deserves to be free of pain and discomfort. We have dedicated a large part of our practice to helping those who suffer from this often debilitating disorder find relief and a new, vibrant lease on life, which is why we offer TMD treatment options to our patients from throughout the Austin, TX, area.
What Is TMJ Disorder or TMD?
Your TMJ or temporomandibular joint is located directly in front of your ears and can be easily felt when you open and close your mouth. These are the joints that allow you to chew food, talk and yawn.
A lot of stress is placed on these joints and the companion muscles everyday by constant use, clenching, jaw injury, muscle fatigue, grinding of teeth and arthritis. This stress and injury can cause your joints to malfunction and your bite to become off-balance and troublesome, leading to inflammation, chronic headaches and pain.
What are the Symptoms of TMJ Disorder?
Symptoms vary greatly from individual to individual but the most common symptoms include:
- Difficulty or pain when chewing or biting
- Locking open of the jaw joint when eating or yawning
- Noises such as popping, clicking or grating when opening and closing your mouth
- Facial pain
- Earache or ringing in the ear
- Headache or migraine
- Jaw pain and tenderness
- Neck and shoulder pain
If you are dealing with any of these annoying and painful symptoms, we can help. Our advanced diagnostic methods can help us pinpoint the cause and gently treat your disorder. Start by filling out our easy online TMJ Questionnaire or contact our office.
TMJ Disorder Treatment Methods
TMJ treatment is another area in which our individualized treatment style is more than a luxury, it is a necessity. Because everyone has such unique causes and symptoms, our treatments are carefully applied. We begin by taking plenty of time with you, discussing your symptoms and listening to your needs. We look at your health as a whole – your jaw health and your teeth – to get to the root of your pain and help you find lasting relief.
- Appliance therapy
- Referral for physical therapy
- Dietary changes to soft food
Contact Our Office Today
If you believe that you might be suffering from TMJ disorder and would like to find out more about TMD treatment, contact our Austin, TX, office today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Worob or Dr. Barron.