At Facial Esthetics of Macomb, Dr. Kachorek provides a holistic approach to treating health problems related to oral anatomy. Temporomandibular joint (“TMJ”) disorder (TMD) is one such condition.
The relationship and function of your TMJ relies heavily on the functional relationship of your jaws and teeth. Finding a balance and proper occlusion (the way the teeth bite together) are crucial to managing TMD pain for our Clinton Township patients.
How can you know whether you have TMD? Watch for the following symptoms:
An evaluation at Facial Esthetics of Macomb can provide you with practical answers for your jaw pain.
Depending on the extensiveness of your TMJ disorder, we will curate an individualized treatment plan that incorporates non-invasive solutions to manage the source of your TMD.
For example, we may recommend a bite splint or oral sleep appliance to wear at night, to reposition your jaw while you rest. This step can minimize muscle tension around your TMJ, relaxing the joint.
Or, something like injectables (such as Botox) combined with orthodontic therapy can naturally lessen joint pain and create a more harmonious working relationship between your upper and lower jaws. Physical therapy and massage offer non-surgical relief and reprograming of muscle use to help you minimize the risk of further joint damage.
Think you have TMJ disorder? Visit our Clinton Township office today for a new patient exam.