Jaw/TMJ Therapy

Jaw/TMJ (temporomandibular joint) therapy focuses on treating disorders affecting the jaw and its associated structures. Commonly known as TMJ disorders, these conditions encompass a range of issues such as jaw pain, clicking or popping sounds, difficulty in jaw movement, and headaches.

Jaw therapy involves a comprehensive evaluation to identify the root cause of the TMJ disorder, followed by targeted interventions that may include exercises, lifestyle modifications, orthodontic treatments, or dental appliances to alleviate symptoms and restore optimal jaw function. At Evans and Vendelis DDS, PA, our jaw/TMJ therapy solutions aim to enhance jaw mobility, alleviate discomfort, and improve overall oral health and quality of life.

Types of Jaw/TMJ Therapy

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy involves exercises and techniques to improve jaw muscle strength, flexibility, and coordination. Therapists may use massage, stretching, and jaw exercises to alleviate symptoms.

Occlusal Appliances

Dental appliances, such as splints or night guards, are often prescribed to address TMJ disorders. These devices help reposition the jaw, prevent teeth grinding or clenching, and reduce stress on the TMJ.

Orthodontic Treatment

In cases where misalignment contributes to TMJ issues, orthodontic interventions, such as braces or clear aligners, may be recommended by our dentist in Cockeysville, MD, to correct the alignment of the teeth and jaws.

Lifestyle Modifications

Educating patients about habits that can exacerbate TMJ symptoms, such as excessive gum chewing or clenching, and recommending lifestyle modifications can be integral to TMJ therapy.

Surgical Intervention

In cases of severe or persistent TMJ disorders that do not respond to conservative treatments, surgical options such as arthrocentesis, arthroscopy, or joint replacement may be considered.

The Benefits of Jaw/TMJ Therapy

Pain Relief

TMJ therapy in Cockeysville, MD, aims to alleviate jaw pain, facial discomfort, and headaches associated with TMJ disorders. Through various interventions such as physical therapy, medications, or dental appliances, individuals often experience significant pain relief.

Improved Jaw Mobility

Physical therapy exercises and jaw muscle stretches included in TMJ therapy can enhance jaw mobility, promoting smoother and more comfortable jaw movement. This is particularly beneficial for those experiencing restrictions or difficulty opening and closing the jaw.

Reduced Jaw Clicking or Popping

TMJ therapy can address the clicking or popping sounds often associated with TMJ disorders. These sounds can be reduced or eliminated by addressing the underlying causes, such as misalignment or muscle tension.

Prevention of Teeth Grinding and Clenching

Dental appliances like splints or night guards prescribed in TMJ therapy can help prevent teeth grinding and clenching, common contributors to TMJ disorders. This protects the teeth and reduces strain on the jaw joints.

Correction of Jaw Misalignment

Orthodontic treatments or orthodontic appliances recommended in TMJ therapy can correct jaw misalignments, improving the overall alignment of the teeth and supporting structures.

Visit Evans and Vendelis DDS, PA at 9727 Greenside Drive, STE 101, Cockeysville, MD 21030, or call (410) 628-0086 to explore personalized treatment options that address the root causes of your TMJ issues, offering you relief and a path to optimal jaw health.

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9727 Greenside Drive, STE 101,
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