TMJ and Facial Pain

jaw-painSymptoms of “TMJ” can range from head and neck aches to popping and clicking when you open and close your mouth. Treatments can range from occlusal splints, night guards, bite adjustments and muscle-relaxing medications, depending on the nature and longevity of the problem. A thorough dental exam may reveal the cause of the symptoms. Often physical therapists, massage therapists, chiropractors and orthodontists are used in conjunction with our treatment plans. It is important to keep an open mind in treating the varied range of symptoms for this complex disorder. On occasion a referral to the Piper clinic in Florida has been used for the diagnosis and treatment of the most advanced temporal mandibular joint disorders (TMJ) that do not respond to the conservative measures we provide.