Do you have a stiff or painful jaw that clicks, pops, or locks up when you try to move it? If so, you might be experiencing something called TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder. The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is the small set of hinges in front of your ears that enables your jaw to move fluidly whenever you speak, eat, laugh, or yawn. Like other joints in the body, it can sometimes become injured, strained, or misaligned.
To address these issues, the team at Stonebriar Smile Design will utilize something called neuromuscular dentistry. This discipline addresses not only your teeth, but your jaw, neck, and head as one unit. Usually, what affects one will also impact the other. You might be very surprised that the initial injury could be much lower on your body like an ankle or knee that works its way up the skeletal framework all the way to your TMJ. If you are exhibiting TMD symptoms, our team will determine the root cause of your pain, and then we can recommend a variety of treatments that will provide relief. If you suffer from chronic jaw pain or frequent migraine headaches, we can help take away your pain with TMJ therapy. To make an appointment, please contact us today.