Treatment for Jaw Pain and TMJ Dysfunction in Dallas, TX
If you find that you have headaches, pain in your jaw, neck, face and/or shoulders, you may be experiencing signs of temporomandibular jaw disorder or TMJ dysfunction. Disorder of the temporomandibular joint, which connects both arches of the jaw, is common and can produce other symptoms that negatively impact your teeth and overall oral health. If you’re experiencing tell-tale signs of TMJ disorder, our Dallas dental office has solutions that will work for you.
What Causes TMJ Disorder?
Some patients experience TMJ disorder because of maligned teeth or jaws, stress, injury, or have the condition aggravated by other medical abnormalities, such as arthritis.
When any of these influencing factors trigger jaw joint dysfunction, patients may experience additional symptoms which may include:
• Teeth grinding
• Jaw clenching
• Clicking and popping sounds in the jaw joints
• Wearing down of teeth
• Clogged, stuffy feeling in ears
• Difficulty swallowing
• Ringing in the ears (Tinnitus)
The precise causes of this condition aren’t the same for everyone. Dr. Colquitt is able to offer TMJ therapies from his Dallas dental office that help eliminate or minimize these symptoms, get patients out of their headaches or jaw pain, and prevent further damage to teeth and joints. Dr. Colquitt has a proven track record of treating TMJ dysfunction and associated symptoms for over 25 years successfully, using state-of-the-art “non-surgical” neuromuscular dentistry. This non-invasive, revolutionary approach has prevented the need for numerous surgeries and relieved patients of their discomfort.
Getting Relief from TMJ Pain
For many patients, relief from jaw pain comes through the use of TMJ orthotics and oral appliances. Our neuromuscular dentistry treatment is customized to meet the needs of each patient and is founded on the fact that a healthy smile begins with a balanced, healthy bite (occlusion). Dr. Colquitt uses this advanced dental technology to determine the best jaw position for appliance therapy and TMJ pain relief.
Your customized appliance is designed to help reposition your bite and stabilize your facial muscles in a proper neuromuscular position. If necessary, other treatments may be recommended, such as bite adjustments, physical therapy, restorative dentistry, orthodontics or other treatments.
TMJ Disorder and Your Overall Oral Health
Seeking TMJ disorder treatment from our office is an important step in improving your oral health and your overall feeling of wellness. Dr. Colquitt’s goal is to offer permanent solutions that are non-surgical -- not short-term fixes. His superior success rate and superior patient satisfaction are what “making a difference” is all about. Take control of your TMJ symptoms today and improve the quality of your life! We look forward to serving you.
If you have questions about TMJ, or would like to visit our Dallas TMJ dentist, contact Dr. Jeff Colquitt for your appointment and get started on improving your life today!