Treatment and Services -- TMJ Treatment
TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Syndrome is a collection of symptoms resulting from imbalances of the lower jaw to the skull, as well as the nerves and muscles of the head and neck. Indicative symptoms may include pain, inability to full open the mouth, clicking or popping noise in the joint, dizziness, hearing loss, or ringing in the ears. If untreated, the condition may be self-limiting, but often worsens with increasing discomfort and arthritis of the joint.
Treatment of this condition involves relaxing spasmodic muscles and restoring the lower jaw and its joint to their normal unstrained positions, often by utilizing removable plastic appliances and adjusting the teeth to correct a disrupted plane of occlusion. If the disease has been allowed to persist for long periods of time or if the patient has had severe trauma, surgery may be indicated. As with any disease, early detection is our goal.