TMJ disorders are a group of issues related to the jaw joint. TMD (temporo mandibular disorders) can originate anywhere in the head and neck region. These disorders are either muscle or nerve issues. They sometimes can take the form of persistent pain in the face, head, neck. Sometimes the pain can originate from a disorder in the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) of your jaw.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that joins the jawbone to the skull. TMJ is one of the most complex joints in the human body; any imbalances that occur in the joint can lead to chronic pain in the joint itself or the muscles of mastication and in the network of nerves that run through the face, neck, and head.
At Hallmark Dental Group, Dr. Philip C Hall, has extensive training and expertise in craniofacial pains and neuromuscular dentistry, allowing him to diagnose and treat temporomandibular disorders (TMD) to help calm symptoms and provide long-lasting relief.
Below are a few of the major signs and symptoms of TMJ:
Various treatment options are available at Hallmark Dental Group to help the patients improve harmony and functionality. When Dr. Hall confirms a diagnosis of a TMJ/TMD disorder, he will plan the course of treatment that best suits your needs.
Here are the possible treatment options we offer - we use one or a combination of these treatments customized to your specific condition.
Besides, various other treatment options, self-care strategies, and lifestyle modifications are advised to help our patients relieve from TMJ/TMD pain:
Without the correct diagnosis, proper care, and treatment, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD)can lead to persistent jaw pain and debilitating headaches.
Due to the nature of the TMJ joint, it is crucial to diagnose the symptoms properly. Call us at (435) 634-8338 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hall.