Are you suffering from headaches, neck pain, muscle tension, or fatigue? These signs could all be an indication of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMJ. The condition doesn’t always produce clear symptoms, meaning many patients suffer in pain for years without an accurate diagnosis or treatment. Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer in miserable silence. Our team at TMJ & Sleep Therapy of Utah, is highly experienced in diagnosing and treating TMJ.
The temporomandibular joints are among the most complex joints in the human body. Located on both sides of the jaw, the TMJ allows your jaw to open, close, and move from side to side and from front to back. Other joints typically only enable one direction of motion.
Due to the complexity of the TMJ joint and the amount of stress we put on it daily with normal functions such as biting, chewing, and talking, it is easily prone to dysfunction or inflammation.
Many TMJ disorder symptoms are easily attributed to the jaw, while others are not as easy to identify. Among the most common are:
When you come in for a TMJ evaluation, we’ll use specialized imaging software to look at the health of the temporomandibular joint to determine the best course of treatment.
When it comes to TMJ disorders, there are no one-size-fits-all treatment options. It’s often a combination of medical treatment and lifestyle changes that relieve the chronic pain. Our team will work closely with you to determine the cause of your symptoms and recommend one or more of the following non-surgical dental treatments:
We are committed to helping our patients achieve oral health, which includes specialized services such as TMJ diagnosis and treatment. Our combined treatment approach enables you to address the cause and the symptoms of your TMJ pain. If you are in Payson, Utah, call us at (801) 877-1126.
Here at TMJ & Sleep Therapy of Utah, we accept most major insurance providers. If you do not see your insurance provider listed, please contact our office directly.
We will be happy to take your information and do a complimentary benefits check to see how your plan will work with our office.