TMJ Doctor Brookfield, WI
Are You Experiencing Difficulty Sleeping? Headache Pain? Ringing in the Ears? Increasing Anxiety? TMJ Disorder Could Be the Cause. Koala Center for Sleep Disorders in Brookfield, WI Can Help! Visit Us at 405 N. Calhoun, Ste 201 Brookfield, WI 53005 or Call Us at (262) 684-2064.
Dysfunction of your temporomandibular joint, the hinge that attaches your lower jaw to the rest of your face and skull, can cause widespread problems. In addition to difficulty chewing tough foods or pain in the face, it can lead to many other negative effects in the body. At Koala Center for Sleep Disorders in Brookfield, WI, our experienced TMJ doctors can help you better understand your TMD and provide you with relief from your worst symptoms in order to help you enjoy your favorite foods and live a happier and healthy life every day.
At Koala Center for Sleep Disorders, our doctors and dedicated dental staff understand the intricate nature of TMD and TMJ dysfunction. The TMJ is a ball and socket joint. When the parts of the joint cease to work smoothly together, it can cause popping or clicking and pain the jaw. Many of the small things that can contribute to TMD are not known to patients who have not been trained in the medical or dental field. Ligaments, small muscles, and delicate connective tissue must all work in tandem with the bones of the joint in order for your mouth to open and close each time. When you find yourself struggling to eat normally or having difficulty swallowing, it may indicate that there is a problem in the joint. Our TMJ doctors have helped numerous people overcome the pain and discomfort of TMD to enjoy their daily lives without the impediment of TMJ Disorder.
There are many things that can contribute to TMD, though there is no one obvious cause of the disorder. Misalignment of the teeth or missing teeth, excessive chewing of gum, and stress can all be contributing factors. Patients who suffer with TMD can experience increasing anxiety and nervousness, tooth sensitivity, facial pain, and tinnitus (ringing in the ears with no obvious cause). Additionally, many patients will experience difficulty sleeping or less rejuvenating sleep as they try to relax through the constant pain and ache of their temporomandibular joint. When issues with your jaw begin to negatively impact your daily life, it is time to seek the help of a TMJ doctor. If you live in or near Brookfield, WI, the TMJ doctors and exceptional dental staff at Koala Center for Sleep Disorders can help you find a solution for your TMJ pain.
TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation. TENS units are often used by patients with chronic muscle tension and pain to relax their muscles and find relief. At Koala Center for Sleep Disorders, our TMJ doctors can utilize TENS technology to relax the muscles in your jaw and find the best natural resting position for your jaw. Once this position has been established, we are able to create a customized dental appliance that will maintain this positioning, retraining the muscles and the joint to stay in a relaxed position. Many people find the idea of using a dental appliance intimidating, unsure of its efficacy and worried it will be uncomfortable. However, most patients find that because our dental appliances are created to your exact anatomic specifications, they are very comfortable, and they adjust to wearing them quickly.
If you or a loved one has been having trouble sleeping or chewing their food and is coping with significant facial pain or jaw tension, call Koala Center for Sleep Disorders today. Our TMJ doctors can provide a consultation to discuss your TMD.