The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimate that nearly 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ dysfunction. "TMJ" stands for "Temporomandibular Joint;" these are the joints that connect your skull and your lower jaw. When your TMJs are inflamed, aggravated or damaged, you are experiencing TMJ disorder.
If you have TMJ disorder, you may experience any number of these unpleasant symptoms on a regular basis:
TMJ disorder is a multi-faceted health issue with various potential root causes. A misaligned bite (malocclusion), bruxism (teeth grinding), and chronic stress can all contribute to TMJ disorder. Even hormonal fluctuations in women have been shown to affect TMJ health.
The important thing is that you receive personalized TMJ treatment that addresses the root causes of your jaw dysfunction. The TMJ Association (TMJA) reports that there are up to 50 possible treatments for TMJ; we're here to help you find the one that works for you.
Our dentists treat TMJ dysfunction with thoughtfully designed, non-invasive treatments. Personalized TMJ splints alleviate jaw joint dysfunction and offer an alternative to more aggressive surgical interventions.
TMJ issues can make simple daily tasks, like eating a meal, a chore. That is why we’re committed to providing TMJ treatment that is both convenient and accessible. With flexible scheduling options and straightforward payment plans, you don’t need to wait to get the treatment you need. In order to make sure that we get everything just right, the price of your TMJ splint includes all necessary adjustments for one year.
Dr. Wood is one of the rare dentists that offers TMJ-specific care. He understands the ways in which facial muscles, jaw joints, nerves, and surrounding tissues are interrelated. Dr. Wood utilizes his vast knowledge to identify the underlying causes of TMJ dysfunction and to provide effective treatment.