TMJ

tmj-tulsaTMJ or TMD, also known as Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, is a disorder of the jaw joint that can manifest itself in a number of ways.

The most common symptoms include:

  • Frequent headaches (especially in the mornings)
  • Soreness or tightness in the jaw
  • General facial pain
  • Earache
  • Loose teeth, notches or worn enamel near the gumline, receding gums
  • Frequent toothaches or tooth sensitivity
  • Worn teeth, fractured teeth, or broken dental work
  • Neck and shoulder pain

Without professional help, the symptoms of TMJ Dysfunction can be difficult to manage on your own. You may be suffering from tooth grinding, jaw clenching, an improper bite pattern, arthritis, stress, or trauma.  Research has shown that there is usually more than one factor responsible for most TMJ disorders, and the team at Howl Dental has the experience to identify the particular factors that are contributing to your discomfort. The suggested treatment options will vary since they are typically tailored to serve the needs of each of our patients.

TMJ therapy may include on or more of the following:

  • Suggested behavioral changes
  • Physical therapy,
  • Custom-fitted appliances to relieve pressure from grinding and clinching
  • Mild medications

We are committed to working with you to find a treatment that can quickly relieve your symptoms. For a full evaluation, contact our office for an appointment today.