TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders are a family of problems related to the complexity of the jaw joint. Since some types of TMJ problems can lead to more serious conditions, early detection and treatment are important.
No one treatment can resolve TMJ disorders completely and treatment takes time to become effective. Drs. Walters, Smith, Ferguson, & James can determine what options are available to help you have a healthier and more comfortable jaw.
TMJ disorders develop for many reasons. You might clench or grind your teeth, tightening your jaw muscles and stressing your TM joint. You may have a damaged jaw joint due to injury or disease. Whatever the cause, the results may include a misaligned bite, pain, clicking or grating noise when you open your mouth or trouble opening your mouth wide.
There are various treatment options that Drs. Walters, Smith, Ferguson, & James can utilize to improve the harmony and function of your jaw. It is important to note that treatment works best with a team approach of self-care joined with professional care. Please complete our questionnaire prior to your first visit.