TMJ Pain Relief and What to Expect

If you’ve spent weeks, months, or years enduring chronic jaw pain, neck pain, and headaches without ever truly finding relief from these symptoms, then maybe it’s time to visit a dentist. Many folks spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars on pain relief medications and going to different doctors to pinpoint the cause of their pain. If you’re suffering from these symptoms, the reason might be a condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD or TMJ).

The good news is that the team at Titus Dentistry in Middletown, IN, can provide lasting TMJ pain relief using various treatments designed to improve your oral function and comfort.

What Causes TMJ?

Temporomandibular joints represent a complex system that connects your jaw to your skull. These joints must have a wide range of motion to accommodate different functions such as talking, eating, and even singing. Joint problems occur for a variety of reasons, ranging from everything from injury to genetics. Here are just a few reasons why you may suffer from TMJ pain.

  • Airway issues
  • Chronic stress
  • Over or under-bite that places strain on the jaw
  • Missing teeth
  • Poor-fitting restorations
  • Bad posture

TMJ Symptoms

TMJ symptoms can show up from time to time for some people, while others suffer from regular discomfort and pain. The most common symptoms of TMJ are:

  • Limited jaw mobility
  • Popping or clicking of the jaw joint
  • Tense muscles
  • Stiff shoulders
  • Chronic migraines
  • Ear or neck pain

Finding TMJ Pain Relief in Middletown, Indiana

At Titus Dentistry, we have years of experience treating and resolving TMJ pain. After a complete evaluation, we can prescribe a treatment plan tailored just for your symptoms. Your treatment may comprise a combination of therapies such as stress relief exercise, lifestyle changes, tricks to prevent staining your jaw, bite adjustments, physical therapy, and customized bite splints. Sometimes TMJ may require orthodontic treatment in addition to other therapies or as a stand-alone treatment.

Get Relief from TMJ pain today

Please feel free to call us at (765) 358-5868 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jonathan Titus at Titus Dentistry.

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An alumnus of Purdue University and Indiana University School of Dentistry, Dr. Jonathan Titus is an established professional in the field of dentistry. He always prioritizes his patients by striving to provide the best possible dental care.

With the constant developments and changes in the industry, Dr. Titus makes sure to invest his time in continuous education and training from some of the most respected and skilled dental institutions. This is done to stay abreast of any dental practices and technology that may contribute to improving his efficiency and accuracy when treating his patients. Through this, he maintains his quality of work and exceeds his clients’ expectations.

Dr. Titus is presently a member of the Dawson Academy Alumni, American Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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