Chronic pain can be debilitating. It interferes with everything in your life. Many who suffer from the painful effects of TMJ disorder don’t know even know that it is the cause of their discomfort. Effective treatment of TMJ disorder at Jess Santucci DDS improves the wellness of the entire body and enhances the quality of your life
But, how do you know if you are suffering from TMJ disorder?
Do You Suspect TMJ?
When the muscles, tendons, and bones that make up your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) are relaxed and in balance, your jaw opens and closes with ease. Daily activities such as speaking, biting, chewing, and laughing become possible, even enjoyable.
For those suffering from TMJ disorder, however, the pain and dysfunction experienced in the jaw joint and related muscles are nothing to smile about.
How can you know if you are suffering from the effects of TMJ?
Take this short test.
Do you regularly suffer from:
- Headaches or neck pain.
- Clicking or popping of the jaw experienced when chewing or yawning.
- Aching pain in and around your ear.
- Discomfort experienced when chewing.
- Dizziness and a ringing in your ear.
- Pain or tenderness in the jaw.
- Limited ability to open or close your mouth.
If you answered “yes” to any of these conditions, you could be experiencing the effects of TMJ(Temporomandibular joint disorder). This condition can occur as a result of problems with the jaw, the jaw joint, and the surrounding facial muscles that control the jaws movement.
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Expert Non-Surgical, Non-Invasive Treatment
As an expert in neuromuscular dentistry, Dr. Santucci treats the cause of TMJ in his Orinda dental office, rather than just the symptoms, with a non-invasive approach:
Phase 1: Orthotic treatment. A TMJ appliance is worn to place your jaw in its correct physiological position. Once your pain and symptoms subside, you have the option of sticking with this orthotic treatment or moving on to the next phase.
Phase 2: Neuromuscular orthodontics or full mouth rehabilitation. The object of this second phase is to keep your jaw in its correct physiological position without the need for an orthotic.
Only truly qualified neuromuscular dentists, like Dr. Santucci, have a definite understanding of the complex treatment of TMJ disorder and are able to offer relief to those suffering from pain and discomfort.
If you suspect you may be suffering from TMJ disorder, we urge you to call our office today at (925) 254-4633 or contact us online for a consultation about TMJ treatment with Orinda dentist, Dr. Santucci. We’ll soon have you on the road to a pain-free life again!