Unexplained headaches, ear aches, neck pain, and jaw stiffness, can all be signs of a degenerative group of conditions known as Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder. Your temporomandibular joints are located just in front of each ear and are responsible for regulating the muscles that open and close your jaw. TMJ disorders can occur when the chewing muscles and the temporomandibular joint stop working properly. When this happens, the surrounding muscles cramp and spasm becoming part of a cycle that results in tissue damage, pain, reduced functioning, and muscle tenderness. If you suspect that your pain and discomfort are associated with TMJ disorder, make an appointment with Dr. Davey today for your TMJ disorder evaluation. Dr. Davey and his experienced and caring team at Texas Got Smile can help you find answers and relief. Texas Got Smile proudly restores smiles throughout Sugar Land, TX, Houston, Richmond, Katy, and the surrounding communities.
What Are the Signs of TMJ Disorder?
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should seek TMJ disorder treatment as soon as possible:
- Pain in or around the ear that often spreads to the face
- Tenderness of the jaw and surrounding muscles
- Clicking or popping noises when opening or closing your mouth
- Difficulty opening or closing your mouth
- Jaws that get stuck or locked in place
- Pain from yawning, chewing, or opening your mouth widely
- Chronic headaches or neck aches
Dr. Davey has received many hours of extensive additional training in the treatment of TMJ disorders from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). Dr. Davey utilizes the latest research and technology to treat TMJ disorders including: K7 and TENS technology, as well as electromyography and sonography. Texas Got Smile can offer a range of non-invasive treatments like stress reducing techniques, strengthening exercises, alternating hot and cold compresses, headache treatments, and oral appliances. You can make an appointment with Dr. Davey at Texas Got Smile today to immediately relieve your TMJ disorder symptoms. Dr. Davey is a highly qualified general and restorative dentist. Texas Got Smile proudly serves patients throughout Sugar Land, TX, Houston, Richmond, Katy, and nearby areas.