About JJaws at Highland Hills Dental Providing Jaw Joint and Airway Solutions
Do you suffer from chronic pain in your jaw, head, face, neck or shoulders? Do you suffer from frequent headaches, migraines or tinnitus (ringing in the ears)? Are you having difficulty finding a diagnosis and a treatment that works? You might be suffering from jaw joint pain. Problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the jaw joint that connects the jaw bone to the skull and allows movement such as chewing, speaking or yawning can be hard to diagnose and treat because it can present in different ways. We at JJaws at Highland Hills Dental Providing Jaw Joint and Airway Solutions have the training and expertise to diagnose and recommend treatment options. We will work closely with your health care practitioners to recommend solutions that will work for you.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) refers to problems with the jaw, jaw alignment, the jaw joint and surrounding muscle and connective tissue. It is caused by a misalignment of one or both of the temporomandibular joints, and the connective muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilage and nerves.
Common symptoms of TMD include
- Migraines or chronic headaches
- Teeth grinding or clenching
- Sleep disorders, including sleep apnea
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) or Vertigo (dizziness)
- Neck pain
- Chronic sinus problems
- Shoulder and back pain
- Poor posture
- Loss of movement or locked jaw
Jaw joint issues often mimic other conditions, leading to frustrating misdiagnosis and chronic pain. Complex issues often require integrated health care solutions, so we will work closely with your health care providers, including dentists, family health care practitioners, physiotherapists and other health care practitioners to craft a solution to meet your individual needs.
Treatment options can vary from simple jaw exercises to reduce clenching of the jaw muscle to surgery to correct a misalignment problem. Sometimes the cause of TMD is dental, and requires a dental procedure or appliance. Our staff at Jaw Joint Air Way Solutions understand jaw pain and will work with you to find an optimal solution. Call to book an appointment today.