TMJ

TMJ Problems or The Importance of a Proper Bite

If you are suffering from headaches, migraines, pain in your neck, back or shoulders, clicking, cracking or locked jaw, a “bad bite” may be to blame. Ear infections are common for people with narrow and short lower jaws, especially in children. Some people experience hearing problems, dizziness, eyesight issues when they are affected by a “bad bite.” In extreme cases, the impact of a bad bite can be so debilitating that it can limit a your enjoyment of life. Restoring a proper bite through braces and retainers can eliminate these issues, not to mention the added benefit of a beautiful smile to show off!
Please review the chart below to see if you have any of the following signs and symptoms:

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  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Clicking/cracking jaw
  • Locking jaw
  • Neck/shoulder/back pain
  • Pain in/around/behind eyes
  • Popping in ears
  • Buzzing/ringing/hissing in ears
  • Tinnitus
  • Dizziness/vertigo
  • Motion/car sickness
  • Ear pain/infections
  • Had tubes in ears
  • Hearing problems
  • Wax buildup in ears
  • Easily nauseated/feels like vomiting
  • Jaw deviates to one side on opening
  • Limited opening
  • Jaw pain
  • Car accidents/whiplash injuries
  • Injury to the face/teeth/jaw
  • Sinus problems/infections
  • Postnasal drip/phlegm
  • Nose stuffed without cold
  • Difficulty swallowing

Snoring & Sleep Apnea

If you snore and/or have sleep apnea (which occurs when you stop breathing several times during the night), we may be able to help you with an orthodontic and orthopedic approach. With proper dental treatment at our office, you may be able to reduce or eliminate snoring and/or sleep apnea without surgery or extractions.

Our Approach

We take a systematic approach to the treatment of our chronic pain patients. First, we eliminate the possibility of any serious ailments, such as cancer or other major systemic diseases. This may involve being referred back to your family doctor and/or other medical specialties. Only when we are certain that the problem can be helped through dental intervention will treatment commence.

A successful outcome normally requires a holistic approach which may involve having you referred to other health care professionals. If you cooperate with the full treatment, you can expect to have a healthy smile, to be able to breathe more easily and be pain-free. In other words, you will have many reasons to smile!

We encourage you to review our case studies. For additional information, please call or visit our office for a free consultation.


TMJ Related Cases:

Correction of severe crowding and other issues
Profile improvement, orthodontic & TMJ treatment, direct tooth reconstruction
Crowding, “Fang Look”
Bad bite (Large overjet – retrognathia) and posture, narrow jaws
Correction of deep bite, orthodontic & TMJ treatment
Minor TMJ, major crowding
TMJ treatment