TMJ Therapy – Frisco, TX
Headaches, & More
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.
Countless individuals suffer from TMD. Many of them even reason that they can tough out the discomfort and forgo treatment. However, doing that only allows the problem to get worse. Professional help from the team at Stonebriar Smile Design can help you find fast relief from your pain via TMJ therapy in Frisco, TX.
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TMD often goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed because it can have such a diverse range of symptoms, which include:
- Jaw pain
- A clicking or locking sensation in the jaw
- Difficulty chewing
- Ringing in the ears
- Aching facial pain
- Pain throughout the body
There are many possible causes of TMD, including facial injury, stress, poor posture, bruxism (teeth grinding), and anatomical defects in the jaw. You might be even 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. That is because the entire body is so interconnected; what happens far below your TMJ can cause misalignment across your skeletal system. The opposite is also true; a problem with the TMJ may lead to descending pain that affects your neck, shoulders, and more.
To help you find freedom from TMD and its symptoms, the team at Stonebriar Smile Design will utilize something called neuromuscular dentistry. This discipline addresses not only your teeth, but also your jaw, neck, and head as one unit. Usually, what affects one will also impact the other. If you are exhibiting TMD symptoms, our team carefully will determine the root cause of your pain via a thorough examination of your teeth and surrounding structures. Our diligent detective work will allow us to pinpoint why you are suffering, and then we can recommend a TMJ treatment in Frisco that will provide relief.
The specific treatment we prescribe will depend on the exact nature of your condition. In some cases, we provide a night guard to stop bruxism and help the jaw muscles relax. We also offer stem cell therapy to promote healing of the joint and reduce inflammation. Additionally, we may talk to you about things you can do at home to relieve pressure and stress on your TMJ. Whatever treatment we recommended for you, you can be confident that it will be tailored to your unique circumstances.
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.