TMJ Doctor Questions and Answers
If you need to, you can see a TMJ doctor here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders in Mishawaka, IN. Here’s what to expect when you come see us! Serving patients from Mishwaka, IN, Woodland IN, Jamestown IN, Granger, IN, Elkhar IN and Ardmore IN.
Are you having trouble with your jaw joint (TMJ)? If so, you should come see a doctor here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders. We treat TMJ issues and disorders regularly and can very likely help you. You might even sleep better after addressing your TMJ problem! We’d like you to have an idea of what to expect when you come see us, so here’s a bit of a Q & A about seeing a TMJ doctor!
What is the best doctor to see for TMJ?
For TMJ pain, a TMJ issue, or a TMJ disorder, the best doctor to see is a TMJ doctor like one of ours here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders. This kind of doctor is more than able to interpret jaw-joint-related symptoms and determine what could be causing them. In many cases, the cause is something like an unhealthy habit or a prior trauma. When you go see a TMJ doctor, they will be able to help identify the cause of your case, then find the best treatment for you.
When should I see a doctor for TMJ?
You should see a doctor if you have any of the symptoms of a TMJ issue or disorder. There could be one or more symptoms, including jaw joint pain, pain in and around the ears, facial pain, headaches, clogged ears, ringing in the ears, limited jaw movement, or a clicking or popping jaw. Symptoms like these should be brought to the attention of a TMJ doctor. If the symptoms are left untreated and their cause is TMJ disorder, this can lead to other complications, including sleep-related ones.
What will happen if TMJ is not treated?
If a person’s TMJ issues or disorder is left untreated, the pain and other symptoms can worsen. So can any underlying condition that’s causing the disorder. It can even lead to joint inflammation and damage, the wearing down of teeth, or the development of an airway sleep disorder like sleep apnea. In turn, sleep apnea can lead to life-threatening conditions like heart disease. Testing and treatment are necessary and can be provided at a clinic like Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders.
How can a TMJ doctor help me?
You can expect a TMJ doctor to help identify the cause of your symptoms, issue, or disorder, and then address the cause. This means the doctor will discuss treatment options with you, like TMJ exercises and TMJ stretches, or oral appliance therapy.
With oral appliance therapy, a simple mouthpiece is used to help the jaw rest naturally and prevent the conditions that typically cause TMJ disorder and related issues. In many patient cases, symptoms can be reduced by 90%, and the therapy is approved by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine! Our doctors here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders highly recommend oral appliance therapy.
How can I see a TMJ doctor?
Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders has TMJ doctors at each of our locations in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Texas, and Wisconsin. For the address and contact information of the location near you, please see our Locations page. You can contact our head office at (855) 977-0400 for any reason.
Call us today at that number or at the number of the clinic near you to book a consultation with us! One of our TMJ doctors will sit down with you to discuss your symptoms, help identify the cause of your symptoms, and then determine how to proceed with treatment.
We look forward to that visit with us!