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At our practice, we understand the complexities of the jaw joints and the impact of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). If you are living with jaw pain, we are here to offer comprehensive, effective solutions.
The Jaw Joints: A Vital Part of Your Daily Function
The jaw joints, also known as the temporomandibular joints, are pivotal in your ability to eat, speak, yawn, and even open your mouth. Located just in front of your ears, these joints can become damaged and significantly impact your daily life.
Understanding the Causes of Jaw Damage
Jaw damage can arise from various causes, including trauma, injury, infection, inflammation, arthritis, muscle spasm, stress, poor posture, dental problems, and more. Understanding these causes is crucial in addressing the disorder effectively.
When Temporomandibular Joints Become Damaged
Temporomandibular disorders affect a significant portion of the population, causing symptoms such as jaw pain, headaches, neck pain, stiffness, difficulty chewing, and popping sounds. TMD is common and can occur due to factors like a bad bite or persistent teeth grinding, often related to stress. Immediate relief is essential, and that’s where our specialized TMJ therapy comes into play.
Diagnosis and Treatment: A Comprehensive Approach
Our approach begins with understanding the root cause of your symptoms. Grinding, clenching, and a bad bite can lead to overworked jaw muscles, resulting in pain and discomfort. We focus on identifying these issues and providing effective treatments to alleviate them.
Desiree Stevens’ TMJD Experience: Confidence Restored with Dr. Tad Morgan
From Stage Fright to Spotlight-Ready: A Musician’s Journey to a Perfect Smile
Introducing Desiree Stevens, a talented musician with a passion for entertaining, who found renewed confidence through Dr. Tad Morgan’s transformative dental care. Desiree, who rose to fame with a hit song in Australia in 1989, faced challenges with TMJD and concerns about her smile – a crucial element in her performance-driven career. After being introduced to Dr. Morgan in 2019, she embarked on a journey of full mouth reconstruction and dental implants. In this compelling testimonial, Desiree shares her experience of overcoming pain and insecurity, and how Dr. Morgan’s expertise and the caring approach of his team helped her regain her radiant smile and confidence. From precise impressions to the meticulous fitting of veneers and bridges, every step was carefully managed to ensure a successful outcome. Now, with a smile rating of ten out of ten, Desiree is ready to take the stage once again, beaming with confidence and gratitude. Discover her inspiring story and see how Dr. Morgan’s personalized dental solutions can bring life-changing results.
Symptoms of TMJ Dysfunction
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s crucial to seek professional help:
- Pain in the face, head, ears, shoulders, arms, hands, or legs
- Soreness or numbness in the jaw
- Difficulty opening the mouth wide
- Clicking or popping sounds when moving the jaw
- Trouble sleeping due to discomfort
Ignoring these symptoms can lead to worsening conditions and potentially permanent damage to the joint.
TMJ Therapy: Your Road to Recovery
We offer a range of treatments tailored to your specific needs, from occlusal adjustments to custom occlusal splints.
Occlusal Adjustments: Restoring Balance
Many TMJ disorders stem from an improper bite. We aim to correct this through occlusal adjustment, reshaping certain biting surfaces to eliminate sensitive areas and distribute pressure evenly.
Occlusal Splints: Customized Relief
Our custom occlusal splints are designed to allow your jaws to align properly without direct tooth contact, reducing muscle pain and dental damage. This treatment can be adjusted over time, from constant use to nightly wear, providing long-term relief.
Disclusion Time Reduction: Advanced Therapy
Disclusion Time Reduction Therapy focuses on reducing the friction between your upper and lower back teeth, thereby relaxing the facial muscles and reducing pain in the face and jaw joint. This innovative therapy can be a game-changer for those suffering from TMJ-related discomfort.
Dr. Morgan’s expertise in TMJ therapy, along with his commitment to personalized care, ensures that each patient receives the most effective treatment for their specific condition.
Get in Touch: Begin Your Journey to Relief
If you’re experiencing symptoms of TMD/TMJ dysfunction, jaw pain, or facial discomfort, don’t hesitate to contact us for a consultation. Our team is ready to guide you on your path to recovery and relief.