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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.
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.
Palmer Distinctive Dentistry
At Palmer Distinctive Dentistry, we believe that oral health and overall wellness are linked. This is our focus when attending to our guests’ dental needs. Giving beautiful, healthy smiles to the residents of Greenville, SC is our goal.
Heading our team is Founder Dr. John J. Palmer, a Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry graduate. A dedicated holistic dentist and pioneer in advanced dentistry, he incorporates the latest technologies and IAOMT-certified methods and stays abreast of modern developments in biological dentistry.
Dr. Debra G. Adams received her Bachelor of Science from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL, and worked as a dental assistant, before graduating from dental school at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Dr Adams is SMART certified through the IAOMT and is dedicated to giving our guests the best treatment possible.
Dr. Ashley Hurley has been in private practice since 2020 and is thrilled to join our Palmer Distinctive Dentistry holistic dental office as a Dental Associate! Dr. Hurley earned her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University (2012-2015), a certificate from the LECOM post-baccalaureate program, and her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Roseman University College of Dental Medicine in 2020. Dr. Hurley has worked on multiple scientific projects. She has also volunteered in various ways for communal service over the years. She is excited to positively affect the Upstate community by serving you while assuring your trust is always in good hands.