If you experience neck pain, headaches, ringing in the ears, or jaw pain, you may have temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD). Also known as TMJ disorder, TMD affects an estimated 10 million Americans. Dr. Feintuch can relieve your symptoms and re-establish harmony in your mouth.
The temporomandibular joints, or TMJ, control the opening and closing of your jaw, as well as side-to-side movement. These joints work with nearby muscles and nerves to give you a full range of motion. Stress, fatigue, or injury can disrupt this balance, straining the system and resulting in discomfort. Many patients endure worn down teeth, migraines, teeth grinding, or bruxism, and swelling because of TMJ dysfunction.
After thoroughly assessing your mouth and bite, Dr. Feintuch will make recommendations about the appropriate TMJ and bruxism treatment. Therapy options may include lifestyle changes to reduce stress, exercises to strengthen jaw muscles, over-the-counter analgesics for inflammation, and a custom mouth guard to keep your jaw in the optimal position. With the right treatment, we can improve your quality of life and restore balance to your chewing system.