TMJ & TMD Treatment Virginia Beach
How Do I Determine if I have TMJ?
Do you have headaches that consistently come back? How about jaw pain that has you opening your mouth and stretching your jaw for relief? Are you seeking treatment for your pain? TMJ disorders can cause pain and discomfort in your jaw and in the muscles surrounding your jaw. If you suffer from frequent headaches, jaw pain, or even vertigo, you may have TMJ. The symptoms associated with this disorder are often confused and mistaken for migraines. Here is a list of the Common Symptoms Associated with TMJ that our Virginia Beach Specialists consistently see to help you better determine if you may have it.
- Jaw Pain
- Recurring headaches that seem to stem from or be associated with the jaw
- Neck pain that occurs where the muscles that control head movement are connected to the skull and upper torso
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
- Earaches or hearing problems
- Shoulder or arm pain or tightness
- Inability to move your jaw fully or discomfort when moving your jaw
If you experience Neck pain, jaw pain, vertigo, earaches, jaw locking, or shoulder/arm pain in conjunction with your headache, it is possible that you have TMJ and not migraines. Luckily, there are many treatments available that are non-surgical and affordable
The Urbanek TMJ Solution
The Urbanek solution is the TMJ treatment Virginia Beach has been waiting for. Mill Dam Dental Care utilizes an Urbanek TMJ Splint to address this disorder. If you have been to doctors specializing in TMJ or headache treatment and have not seen a significant reduction in your symptoms, the Urbanek Splint may be the right treatment for you. The Urbanek Splint uses a small acrylic piece that fits comfortably in the mouth and is uniquely designed to relieve the jaw joint inflammation. Unlike many other solutions, the Urbanek Splint can be worn 24/7 to quickly relieve the symptoms.
The Urbanek Splint treatment has been extremely successful in reducing symptoms, with over a 90% success rate for people with symptoms related to TMD Disorder inflammation.
What Are The Temporomandibular Joints?
The temporomandibular joints are the 2 joints that connect your skull and lower jaw. These joints are what move and rotate next to your ear and consist of the lower jaw and the temporal bone. The temporomandibular joints allow your jaw to move up and down, and allow you to chew, talk, and do everything else that involves your jaw. The issues arise with TMD when these joints are not working ideally and inflammation develops. A simple examination from our Virginia Beach dentist will allow us to determine if your joints and jaw are working together in a healthy way.
What Causes TMJ?
The cause of TMJ is oftentimes hard to trace down, and they are often in line with symptoms associated with migraines. The world “migraine” is commonly used in reference to “bad or recurring headaches.” But there can be other reasons for a bad headache besides migraines. The headaches caused by TMJ can be caused by many different stressors. The most common stressor being a strain in the jaw from grinding teeth at night during sleep, a condition called Bruxism, in addition to simple Clenching. Many people with TMJ have been found to grind teeth at night, putting a huge strain on the joints and jaw. Other causes of TMJ are Arthritis and displacement of the jaw joint disks, or even head trauma. Nearly half of all women between the ages of 16-65 suffer from TMJ related symptoms. Speaking with a specialist can help determine what the root cause of your issues may be, and the best route for TMJ treatment. Your Virginia Beach doctor may recommend you try the Urbanek splint before looking into any surgical solutions.
Scheduling an Appointment
If you suffer from TMJ symptoms, it may be beneficial for you to schedule an appointment to determine if our Urbanek Solution is right for you. The Urbanek is a non-surgical, affordable solution for TMJ that can significantly suppress and relieve your TMJ Symptoms. Schedule your appointment with Mill Dam Dental today and stop living in pain.