TMJ Therapy – Covington, LA
Ease Jaw Joint Pain
TMD, or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, is essentially a misalignment of the jaw that causes many painful problems, such as migraine headaches. The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are the small hinges that allow you to perform such functions as chewing and speaking. If you're struggling with TMJ dysfunciton, find out how TMJ therpay in Covington, LA can help.
Why Choose MoreSMILES Dental for
- Member of the College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics
What Is TMJ/TMD?
Recent developments in neuromuscular technology have allowed an increasing number of patients to solve their bite and jaw problems. As a relatively new field, neuromuscular dentistry can offer patients relief from head and neck pain. TMJ problems that lead to fatigue or strain in these muscles can cause several uncomfortable symptoms, including:
- Jaw pain
- Facial pain
- Neck pain
- Light sensitivity
- Popping of the jaw
- Clicking of the jaw
- Grinding of the teeth
- Difficulty chewing
- Migraine headaches
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
The Benefits of
As a trained neuromuscular dentist, Dr. Moreau examines the muscles, nerves, and supporting jaw structure to determine the root cause of the misalignment. With state-of-the-art neuromuscular dentistry technology, Dr. Moreau can pinpoint where the problem lies and how to solve it. Once the problems are identified, Dr. Moreau can alleviate the symptoms using a combination of TMJ treatments and therapy to realign the jaw for proper function. Relief from TMJ problems can be treated in most cases without surgery, using electromyography, TENSing, and jaw tracking.
Although TMJ problems may not be curable, they are treatable once a trained neuromuscular dentist can diagnose the dysfunction. It is imperative that patients who experience the symptoms listed above explore the possibility of neuromuscular treatment.