Woman suffering from TMJ Disorder

TMJ/TMD Dentistry

A Symptomatic Approach to TMD Pain Control

If you suffer from TMD, you know how difficult it can be to enjoy a meal or ward off a headache. The muscles and tissues that surround the Temporomandibular Joint can cause pain to radiate into the ear, face, head, neck, shoulders, and even the back.Symptoms often include:

  • Clenching
  • Bruxism/Grinding
  • Migraines or headaches
  • Worn teeth
  • Broken dental restorations
  • Problems opening or closing the jaw
  • Popping, clicking, or grinding of the jaw joint

Spokane Neuromuscular Philosophy Treatment

Our patients benefit from TMD therapy that addresses the cause of their discomfort. By understanding the factors that cause these disorders, we’re better able to help patients relieve their TMD symptoms and prevent recurring issues. We follow the Neuromuscular Philosophy, which holds that by creating a harmonious relationship between the jaws and jaw function, pain and muscle fatigue can be avoided.

We also fit bite splints to improve jaw function and ease muscle fatigue. During your assessment, we employ a TENS unit, which helps to relax the muscles of your face and provides tension relief. This way, we perform a more thorough examination and faster relief.