Have you spent years dealing with chronic headaches, jaw pain, or neck pain without ever finding relief? If you’ve been to multiple doctors trying to find the source of your symptoms, only to be left with unanswered questions, you could be suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). At Titus Dentistry in Middletown, IN, we provide effective TMJ therapy so that you can experience improved comfort and oral function.
Why do people suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder?
Every individual has temporomandibular joints. These complex joints connect the jaw to the skull and are the only joints that move in such a wide range of directions. Dysfunction of these joints can occur for several reasons, from genetics to injury. The most common reasons for TMD are:
- Imbalanced bite that places a strain on the jaw
- Missing teeth
- Ill-fitting restorations
- Chronic stress
- Poor posture
- Airway problems
The symptoms of TMD can show up intermittently for some individuals, while others suffer from constant pain. The most common are:
- Chronic migraines
- Limited mobility of the jaw
- Clicking / popping of the jaw joint
- Neck or ear pain
- Muscle tension
- Shoulder stiffness
Due to the wide range of symptoms, TMD often goes undiagnosed for many years, leaving patients to suffer in silence. The good news is there is relief.
TMJ therapy from your Middletown, IN dentist
At Titus Dentistry, we take your symptoms of TMD very seriously and provide a comprehensive approach to treatment. After a full assessment of your particular symptoms we will create a customized game plan to first, manage your discomfort and then to prevent future issues. Recommendations may include a combination of: lifestyle changes, stress relief exercises, techniques to prevent jaw strain, physical therapy, bite adjustments, custom bite splints, and/or orthodontic treatment. As always, our goal is to provide the least amount of dentistry necessary to solve your particular problem.
Find relief from TMD today
At Titus Dentistry, we understand the effect TMD can have on your life. If you would like to learn more about how TMJ therapy can improve your symptoms, please give us a call at (765) 358-5868 to schedule a consultation.