Find Out How Our TMJ Treatment Can Help
When patients come to us with TMJ problems, as everyone has heard it, it’s really TMJ is describing a joint. You have 2 TMJ joints, so it’s TMJs. Any sort of dysfunction you have with that, we call that TMD, tempomandibular dysfunction, and there are many, many kinds.
Our job and what we’ve been trained to do is diagnose what you’re dealing with. Sometimes there’s, in combination with that, you have a grinding issue or a bruxing issue, you may have heard someone say. We have the ways and the means to diagnose and figure out precisely what you’re dealing with, and then get the appropriate treatment.
There are all sorts of treatment for these problems, anywhere from a mouthpiece to physical therapy. We work with great physical therapists in the area. Anything we can do to get you back on track to where you’re chewing and eating the things that you like to chew and eat, and you’re avoiding damaging teeth or some of the teeth that you’ve spent a lot of money and time getting fixed. We don’t want you to break those because you have a grinding habit or if your jaw’s not aligned properly. Sometimes that’s all it is, is getting people right back to square one.
Some people have joints that aren’t as stable as most, and we have to put the teeth in position to help stabilize that jaw joint, or make appliances that help stabilize that jaw joint.
Sometimes people have a problem with their teeth, and it’s causing the jaw problem, so we have all of the educational background and expertise to diagnose that and figure out exactly how to get you back on track.