Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (TMJ) cause pain in the jaw join and muscles the support the jaw. Dr. Mark Richardson Dental examines the exact causes of TMJ for each patient and treats the disorders holistically, taking into account a patient’s medical and dental history and looking at the interaction of the head, neck, face, and jaw. We treat TMJ in a biocompatible manner, with the emphasis on self-care regimes, appliances, and the integration of traditional TMJ treatments with holistic care. We offer a number of options, including personalized programs designed to ease symptoms, as well as appliances such as mouth guards and stabilization splints.
Our goal is to provide effective treatment for an individual’s jaw joint and muscle disorder using conservative, reversible treatments that are whole body compatible and do not cause permanent changes in the body structure or position of the teeth and jaw. If you have been experiencing pain in your face, jaw, or neck, or muscle stiffness or movement difficulties with your jaw, contact our office and request a TMJ consult.