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TMJ/Headache Therapy

TMJ is a condition in which a variety of unpleasant symptoms may occur. TMJs are the Temporomandibular joints that are positioned at the back of the jaw, just in front of the ears. These joints are responsible for the various movements necessary to chew, speak, smile, laugh, and more. The TMJs work in conjunction with several other structures, including ligaments and muscles that wrap around the head and neck. It is the collaboration of these various structures that achieves pivoting, sliding, and open and shut motions.

The condition referred to as TMJ is the disorder in which the joints in the jaw have stopped functioning properly. Until treatment addresses the underlying problem, symptoms are likely to worsen. The discomforts that occur with TMJ disorder may be different for every person. Some of the general symptoms that may sound the alarm include:
  • Localized pain in the joints in front of and around the ears.
  • Generalized facial pain or a dull ache.
  • Clicking or popping sounds when the mouth is opened and closed.
  • Limited range of motion in the jaw.
  • Lockjaw, where the jaw becomes stuck in a certain position.
  • Chronic tension headaches or migraines.
  • Ringing in the ears.
  • Chronic pain in the neck and or shoulders.
TMJ disorder is a condition of the neuromuscular system in the area of the jaw. Due to your dentist's in-depth familiarity with the oral anatomy, it makes perfect sense to receive a dental evaluation and care for this problem. Dr. Palmer seeks to treat TMJ disorder by identifying the cause of undue stress on the Temporomandibular joints. Treatment may be different for each person due to variations in the root cause of dysfunction.

Our goal in treating TMJ disorder is to relieve discomfort and restore functionality to the highest degree. Our approach to care is multi-faceted so that we may re-balance the relationship between the joints and the muscles associated with them. We may recommend oral appliance therapy to reduce stress on the joints, but may also suggest massage or physical therapy and may apply low-level laser or ultrasound to the area to improve comfort.

TMJ disorder does not have to be something you live with. Contact Palmer Distinctive Dentistry for personalized care.

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