Do you suffer from:
1. Frequent headaches?
2. Head, neck, or shoulder pain?
3. Clenching or grinding of your teeth?
These are just a few symptoms of what is commonly known as TMJ.
Dentists know that TMJ is caused by an inbalance in your bite. When your bite is misaligned, both your muscles and your teeth are affected which can result in many physiological symptoms such as migrane headaches, clicking and popping of TMJ, ringing of the ear, and vertigo, to name a few.
Treatment for TMJ
Treatment options for TMJ is to first have the dentist determine the most comfortable position for your bite. Dr. Jin and Dr. Steinmetz use state of the art technology to find a relaxed position for your TMJ, teeth and muscles. With this information, the doctors can then adjust your bite or make you an orthotic (bite stablizier) to wear to relieve your TMJ pain.
Long term management of TMJ can include orthodontics or porcelain bonding to improve your bite permanently and relieve you of your TMJ symptoms.