Have You Been Diagnosed With Misaligned Teeth?

TMJ Dental Patient CrownersDo you have a clicking jaw, severe headaches, ringing ears, neck pain, or reduced opening of your jaw? If so, TMJ Syndrome might be the most likely culprit.

TMJS is actually a problem more than 60 million people in America currently have.

Put simply, your sore muscles and the pain in the head and neck is brought on by muscle tissue, ligaments, joints, and bones not correctly lining up.

For a long time, the idea that chronic headaches and migraines were linked to the jaw joint was not given serious attention. However, at last the dental and medical communities are coming together in an interdisciplinary system of treating Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (Disorder).

Research through the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine looked at the existence of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder in 24 individuals referred to a neurology medical office. The purpose was to figure out the number of individuals referred to a neurology center for headaches where TMJD would be the number one reason for pain. They discovered that 11 out of the 24 individuals with headaches had TMJD. That percentage, nearly 50%, is regarded as a very high proportion when compared to the 15% in the overall population determined to have TMJD.

As proof proceeds to grow regarding the correlation involving headaches and TMJD, people who feel they may have this disorder should come to Berrien Dental. Our team and doctors have been to advanced training in this treatment.

Indicators of TMJ

  • popping, clicking or grating noise if opening or closing your mouth
  • severe headaches and/or light headedness
  • pain in jaw muscles
  • ear aches
  • jaws which sometimes lock open while yawning or when mouth is kept open
  • cramps or spasm within the jaw region

TMJ Dental Patient LilyIf you suffer from one or more of these symptoms, mention it to us. Our own treatment methods usually involves zero pills, zero shots, zero surgical procedures, and no adverse reactions. We are able to treat these difficulties since they are more than likely brought on by clenching your teeth while you are asleep and sometimes during the day. Whenever you clench your teeth, you utilize many of the most powerful muscles within your body. These high-intensity contractions of those strong muscles turn out to be very painful and the pressures created cause pain in bordering tissues, joints, and also other muscles.

Simply by cutting down the strength of the clenching by using a nighttime appliance, you are successfully lessening the cause of the discomfort.

Almost all dental treatment to treat malocclusion requires the use of a splint, or an oral device that temporarily alters the bite. In more serious cases, a doctor could advise a permanent improvement in the bite using tooth replacement, shifting teeth with orthodontic treatment, or a combination of bonding and crowns or veneers. For most patients, the outcomes were effective and their return to a pain-free state has offered these folks an additional chance for a more rewarding life.