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What Is TMJ Disorder?
The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is what allows you to open and close your mouth. These joints, located on both sides of your jaw, are used when you speak, chew, or swallow. When these joints become misaligned (TMJ disorder), it can cause pain and restricted movement.
Could you have a TMJ disorder?
- Do you wake up with a headache and feel like you’re not getting enough restful sleep?
- Have you had tenderness or swelling around the jaw joints?
- Do you have difficulty chewing?
- Does your jaw make a clicking sound or lock into place?
- Do you have pain or discomfort in muscles of your neck and shoulders?
If you answered “yes” to one or more of the questions above, you could be suffering from TMJ disorder. The good news is that diagnosing the cause of your pain and prescribing the appropriate treatment is within our specialty!
Live Pain-Free Again With TMJ Therapy
Here's how it works!
You will be able to live pain-free, chew better, and sleep at night.
We take an interdisciplinary approach to your pain.
Many times, successful TMJ therapy involves co-treatment with another specialist – usually a physical therapist.
Why Chose Orthodontic Specialists Indian Valley for TMJ Therapy?
We care about your life, not just your teeth!
The human body is much more complex than just a nice set of teeth. Dr. Silvestre offers comprehensive dental care that places your overall health as its top priority. By taking an interdisciplinary approach to treatment, we make sure that the root cause of your pain is found and addressed.
Because pain processing is different from person to person,
OSIV is truly amazing! Dr. Justin is honestly the best doctor ever. He makes sure to answer any questions & concerns his patients have and always goes above and beyond to make sure every single patient is satisfied with their treatment.
Jessica O., (5-Star Google Review)
Have Questions About TMJ Therapy?
- Is TMJ therapy covered by insurance?
Yes, most insurances cover TMJ therapy. Our experienced team will be happy to work along with your insurance company and make sure you get the most out of your benefits. Just provide us with the name of your insurance company, and we’ll do the rest!
- How long does TMJ therapy take?
TMJ therapy is very individualized and treatment times can vary according to the severity of the problem. It can take as long as 18 months to completely restore healthy function and eliminate all pain for some patients. Most patients find relief from their most uncomfortable symptoms within a short period of starting treatment. As we continue to work with you to find a permanent solution, we will help you manage your pain and resolve any disability issues.
- Is there anything I can do to help lessen the symptoms?
Yes, there are some simple things you can do that often lessen the severity of TMJ disorder. Here are a few you can try:
- Eat soft foods
- Avoid chewing gum or biting your nails
- Use heat packs to reduce pain and soreness
- Practice relaxing the jaw and the neck and shoulder muscles