31800 Northwestern Hwy #380, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

TMJ Treatments

TMJ Disorder

If you’re suffering from chronic headaches, have difficulty opening or closing your jaw, have facial pain, or have trouble chewing, TMJ treatment could help!

TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder) refers to pain and problems in your temporomandibular joint and is sometimes known as TMJ. Pain in the area is usually caused by overbearing stress in the joints around your jaw. This pain may be localized or radiate throughout the mouth.

Root causes of TMD include:

  • Misaligned bite
  • Missing teeth
  • Jaw clenching or teeth grinding
  • Poor posture
  • Weakness in your facial muscles
  • Physical damage to your facial structure
  • Conditions such as arthritis or whiplash
  • Oral devices such as night guards or sports guards

Signs and symptoms of TMD include:

  • Facial muscle pain
  • Joint pain in your jaw directly in front of your ear
  • Clicking sounds coming from your mouth
  • Chronic headaches including Migraines
  • Discomfort and/or fatigue while chewing
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Ringing in your ears (Tinnitus)
  • Shocking or electrical type of pain
  • Changes in Vision
  • Ear pain
  • Multiple sensitive teeth
  • Sinus Pain

TMJ Treatments at Smiles By Stutman

When you come into our Farmington Hills, MI dentist office, the first thing we’ll do is evaluate your jaw and mouth, formulating a strategy for treating your condition and managing your TMJ pain.

In addition to suggesting lifestyle changes and strategies for reducing pain, we offer a number of services that can help realign your jaw and treat your TMJ disorder. These include:

  • Orthotic appliances
  • Dental restorations
  • Lifestyle changes to alleviate stress
  • Medications
  • Physical Therapy Recommendations

If you’re suffering from jaw pain and think you may have TMJ disorder, we can help! We’re always accepting new patients and would love to help get your bite back on track. Call us at 248-702-6300 to find out how we can restore comfort to your mouth and jaw.