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TMJ Treatment

Relief from Head, Neck, and Jaw Pain

TMJ is short for the temporomandibular joint, which connects the lower jaw to the temporal bone of the skull where your temples are located. Your TMJ is what allows you to chew and talk – activities many of us take for granted. However, if you have a TMJ disorder, you know that these simple actions can cause pain that has a negative impact on your overall quality of life. Head, neck, and facial pain are all signs that you may have TMJ disorder and can be treated by your TMJ treatment dentist.

 

Doctor Luffey provides neuromuscular dentistry that seeks the optimal resting position of your job. By achieving the proper alignment of your job, you will alleviate painful symptoms of TMJ disorder. Using a combination of dental restorations and orthotic appliances, Dr. Luffey can help you achieve and maintain proper placement of your jaw, relieving your pain.

 

Doctor Luffey his approach to TMJ pain relief includes careful, individualized planning and diagnostic procedures to ensure your TMJ treatment is as effective as possible. He takes you through every step of your treatment, keeping you educated and informed so you can take an active role in your therapy. He may begin by adjusting your bite to provide comfort in harmony between the head and neck neuromuscular system. This is done through an orthotic appliance. He may perform a bite adjustment to reshape any teeth that are causing painful jaw displacement. When comfort is achieved and head, neck, and jaw pain is diminished Dr Luffey further improves jaw comfort and functionality through restorative dentistry.

TMJ Disorder Symptoms

TMJ disorder is a painful condition that results when your temporomandibular joint connecting your jaw to your skull becomes misaligned. If you have a TMJ disorder you may be experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Head, neck, or jaw pain

  • Shoulder pain

  • TMJ headaches

  • Difficulty chewing

  • Clicking or popping sounds when moving the jaw joint

  • Facial swelling or pain

  • Limited mobility of the jaw

  • Lockjaw

  • Ear aches

  • Dizziness

  • Sleep disorders

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