Do you suffer from frequent headaches in the morning? Reoccurring jaw pain?
Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ/TMD) can be a debilitating condition that includes jaw pain, neck pain that may spread to the shoulders, migraines, difficulty chewing, and the inability to fully open or close your mouth. At Henrich Dental we use several treatments such as botox, a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit, or an orthotic to treat your TMD disorder symptoms.
Problems with the temporomandibular joint often happen because of a misaligned bite, or through grinding and clenching teeth at night. If you start noticing the symptoms, contact us immediately. We will work with you, one-on-one, to determine the best solution for immediate relief.
The common symptoms of TMD include:
- Stiffness or pain in the joints of your jaw
- Tenderness or swelling in the face
- Jaws that lock
- Hindered ability to open or close your moth
- Clicking, grating, or popping noises
- An uncomfortable bite
- Problems chewing
- Neck and shoulder discomfort
- Ringing or pressure in the ears
View the following video for a testimonial from a real patient of Henrich Dental regarding the benefits of a TMJ orthodontic treatment. This patient suffered from headaches, neck and back pain for years. Dr. Frank Henrich made her an oral appliance and it changed her life in a matter of days!
TMJ Therapy at Henrich Dental
The temporomandibular joint is used for talking, eating, swallowing, and a range of other activities. If we determine that it’s the source of your pain, it can interfere with a lot of things you do every day. Botox has become a popular treatment for TMD disorders that cause tension or pain in the jaw. When it is injected into the muscles that are affected by the disorder, you can start to get immediate relief from the headaches and stress and even minimize lock jaw. Depending on your situation, Dr. Henrich may recommend an oral appliance to correct your jaw position and curve teeth grinding.
Dr. Henrich is a member of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. He has completed a Sleep Medicine & Dentistry Mini-Residency to improve his skills and knowledge of TMD. He continues to pursue education and training so he can offer the best dentistry to his patients.
Enriching lives, it’s what we do here at Henrich Dental. Call us today at (918) 208-0273 to schedule a worry-free consultation, or request an appointment online today.