Pain caused by chronic headaches, jaw clicking, or recurring pain in your neck, face, shoulders, or ear can significantly alter your quality of life. What's more, they're all symptoms of a serious but underdiagnosed condition you may have heard of before called TMJ disorder, or TMD for short. TMJ stand stands for temporomandibular joint. These are the small, triangular-shaped joined that are located just in front of your ears. You could go through most of your life and never even think about them, but they have an important job. When working correctly, they help you open and close your mouth smoothly. But whether through stress or a misaligned bite, these nerve endings can become worn down and exposed over time, leading to painful symptoms that require TMJ therapy.
For many patients, the intensity and duration of these symptoms can vary, but for those who have struggled with TMJ disorder for a long time, you might be asking yourself whether it's possible for TMJ therapy to bring effective relief. The answer to that question is yes, TMJ therapy really can help. At Dr. Robert Weinstein's Dallas dental office, we provide comfortable, non-surgical TMJ therapy to help Dallas-area patients treat painful TMJ disorder symptoms. Using a custom-made oral appliance, Dr. Weinstein can help you correct your misaligned bite, putting a stop to pain and reducing harmful stress on those important joints.
Because TMJ disorder is such a common and underdiagnosed condition, Dr. Weinstein regularly checks for it when patients come in for a checkup. During your appointment, Dr. Weinstein will be on the lookout for the kind of wear and tear that's commonly associated with teeth grinding, in addition to looking at your jaw's alignment. A key part of effective TMJ therapy is fixing the misalignment that causes many cases of TMJ disorder.
If Dr. Weinstein finds any signs of TMJ disorder during your exam, we'll begin talking with you about how we can treat it with TMJ therapy. One of the most commons methods of treating TMJ disorder is with a comfortable, custom-made oral appliance. With an oral appliance, it's possible for Dr. Weinstein to reduce any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing, in addition to helping you correct a misaligned bite, restoring natural alignment and alleviating uncomfortable symptoms.
An oral appliance is just one aspect of how Dr. Weinstein can provide Dallas TMJ therapy. Another is through relaxation techniques. These techniques are designed to help you manage the stress you run into in your everyday life. At Dr. Weinstein's Dallas office, we'll explain these techniques and how they will contribute to your overall TMJ therapy. Many patients have found that combing a custom-made oral appliance with tried-and-true relaxation techniques, they can successfully treat the painful symptoms caused by TMJ disorder.
Do you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and need help with the painful symptoms associated with TMJ disorder? Call Dr. Weinstein's dental office today to schedule a consultation appointment with us. Our team will work with you to provide personalized services that helps you effective treat TMJ disorder.