TMJ Could be Doing More than Causing Jaw Pain

Most people in Tulsa associate TMJ or TMD pain with the jaw. Jaw clicking, jaw locking, jaw pain and overall tension are the most commonly discussed TMJ symptoms. But there are additional areas that could be affected by TMJ as well, including headaches, bruxism (teeth grinding), pain in the neck, shoulders, and back, plus pain and ringing in the ears. Your jaw’s alignment could even cause and /or contribute to sleep apnea.

Neuromuscular Dentistry: An Excellent Tulsa TMJ Treatment Option

woman standing in her backyard throwing up a shiny green apple into the air TMJ treatment options are available from our Tulsa, Oklahoma dental office at élan by Dr. Meghan Hodges. Neuromuscular dentistry works to find your jaw’s optimal position and we can offer treatment, services, custom-fit devices, and advice that could help you achieve that optimal position so that you can eliminate TMJ pain and symptoms.

After a neuromuscular exam and assessment, leveraging a Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation, or TENS, unit and a K-7 mandibular scanning system we can help you achieve and maintain an optimal jaw position as well as determine the presence and /or extent of joint damage. Therapy options typically include a customized orthotic appliance that is worn for 3 months and then an additional assessment takes place to determine whether or not further treatment is required.

Contact élan by Dr. Meghan Hodges Today

Contact us for a neuromuscular dentistry consultation. At our Tulsa, OK dental care clinic, we would be happy to assess your symptoms and determine whether or not TMJ or other dental issues are impacting your oral health and overall quality of life. In addition to neuromuscular dentistry, élan by Dr. Meghan Hodges also offers a number of cosmetic dentistry options, restorative dentistry, and general family dentistry procedures that can keep your mouth looking and feeling healthy.

Dr. Hodges and team strive to give each and every patient the treatment they deserve. Call us today at (918) 528-3330 to find out how we can help you achieve a smile that will have you shining brighter than ever before!