Our TMJ/Bruxism Therapy Services
Do any of these symptoms sound familiar?
- Constant discomfort that’s located in your face, shoulders, ears, or neck
- Struggles with not being able to open your mouth wide enough or experiencing a locked jaw
- Clicking and popping sounds in the jaw joints
- Regular headaches
- Excessive toothaches that aren’t caused by decay or damage
- Tinnitus (ringing ears)
If so, there’s a good chance you’re suffering from TMJ disorder. The Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) may be small, but it performs a crucial job. Dysfunction in the TMJ can result in severe pain that lasts for years.
Dr. Whitney Hustad has 10 years of special training in TMJ disorder, allowing her to provide successful treatment options. Our team can also assist patients who suffer from bruxism (also known as teeth grinding), which is often connected with the presence of TMJ disorder.
Splint therapy is typically the treatment of choice for TMJ disorder. It involves custom fabrication of a hard acrylic mouthguard that is customized for your TMJ and the way you bite.
Botox therapy is another treatment used in certain cases of TMJ disorder. There are 4 main areas targeted to relax the facial muscles that contribute to facial pain.