TMJ Therapy in Frisco, TX

TMJ Therapy

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TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, which connects the lower jaw to the skull. When this joint does not function correctly, it can cause pain in that area of the body. This can present in several different forms, making it a challenge to treat. Millennium Smiles offers TMJ therapy to treat TMJ disorders as well as other undiagnosed craniofacial pain in Frisco, TX.

What is TMJ therapy?

TMJ therapy is a reversible, noninvasive method that is recommended as the first line of defense for TMJ issues. Treatment in our Frisco, TX office usually lasts 12-16 weeks and has a 95% success rate of addressing reported symptoms and weaning off of daytime orthotics. In the cases that are unsuccessful, we will explore and recommend non-reversible Phase II therapy options to provide relief to your condition.

Symptoms of TMJ disorder (TMD)

  • Pain in the region of the face or jaw
  • Inability to chew comfortably
  • Clicking or popping noises in the jaw
  • Neck or upper back pain
  • Ear stuffiness or ear ringing
  • The feeling of something stuck in the throat
  • Undiagnosed dental pain
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Forward head posture
  • Pain at the base of the skull
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness/tingling of the hands or fingers
  • Feeling of restlessness or unrest
  • Anxiety accompanying chronic pain

Consequences of TMJ/TMD

Failing to treat TMD can have detrimental effects on your oral health or overall health. In addition to experiencing continued or increased pain in the jaw or face, you may lose the ability to chew effectively or even the ability to open your mouth at all. Increased or spreading of back pain could also occur, along with a loss of hearing, choking, loss of balance, and increased frequency and intensity of headaches. In extreme cases, you could have a permanent loss of function in the hands/fingers and experience anxiety and depression. The teeth could be affected and eventually require extraction. TMJ is also closely related to Obstructive Sleep Apnea and other sleep breathing disorders.

Dr. Korous is highly knowledgeable and skilled in treating a variety of dental disorders. She continues to keep herself educated in current dental developments to best serve her patients in Frisco, TX. For relief from your symptoms related to the TMJ, contact us at Millennium Smiles today.

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