Temporomandibular Disorders, TMD TMJ / TMD
- Frequent Headaches
- Pain Behind The Eyes / Blurred Vision
- Ear Pain, Ringing, Stiffness
- Jaw Clicking, Popping, Pain
- Neck Pain
- Swallowing Difficulties
- Teeth Grinding And Clenching
- Difficulty Chewing
[clearboth] Temporomandibular Joint, TMJ, is located directly in front of the ear. Symptoms of TMJ problems include headaches, or stiffness and pain in and around the jaw, ear, and neck, limiting the ability for the jaw to function properly. Even seemingly routine actions such as moving the mouth and chewing can be difficult and painful experiences. Temporomandibular Disorders, TMD, is the group describing TMJ problems as well as other types of long-term muscle pain, headaches, and throat or facial pain. TMJ/TMD conditions are characterized by an uneven bite alignment frequently caused by the improper alignment of or damage to the jaw, and/or fatigue of the muscles surrounding the jaw.
Dr. Davies has extensive training and successful history of TMJ/TMD therapy programs. Often used for the treatment of TMJ, occlusal equilibration is the mechanical adjustment of your teeth and or other appliances to a position that allows your lower jaw to function as a natural hinge in relation to your upper jaw. This procedure helps the teeth fit together with equal pressure on all surfaces, creating a more comfortable chewing surface. Always Dr. Davies starts with a conservative approach, initially by making minor adjustments to eliminate discomfort and increase chewing capacity.