TMJ Therapy: Eliminate Headaches, Discomfort with Non-Surgical TMJ Therapy
Do you have temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder? Check the list of symptoms:
- Chronic headaches, including migraines
- Unexplained facial, neck, shoulder, or jaw pain
- Tingling in the fingers
- Teeth grinding (bruxism)
- Chronic earaches
This list represents some of the most common symptoms of a condition that originates with the jaw joints. TMJ disorder causes pain that radiates throughout the body and negatively impacts healthy function. At Holly Dental Associates, Dr. Scholes and Dr. Nielsen perform personalized bite assessments to determine the cause of TMJ-related pain, then prescribe non-surgical treatment to alleviate distress.
Jaw Anatomy 101
Your jaw attaches in front of your ears with the help of two small, triangular-shaped joints – the TMJ joints. When working properly, the jaw moves smoothly with no discomfort. However, physical or emotional stress, injury, bite misalignment, and many other factors can throw the joints out of alignment. The resulting discomfort ranges from mild to debilitating.
Personalized Analysis & Customized TMJ Therapy
The dentists at Holly Dental Associates utilize their advanced skill and experience to renew TMJ function. They use leading-edge technology to perform comprehensive examinations of teeth and jaws. Once the dentists isolate the source of trouble, they often recommend non-surgical treatment in the form of a nightguard. Custom-fitted for each patient, a nightguard holds the jaw in proper alignment to reduce stress on the joints and promote harmonious function. This personalized regimen of TMJ therapy works fast – often in three months or less – to make TMJ pain a thing of the past.