TMJ Specialist Questions and Answers
Do you need to see a TMJ doctor? You can find one here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders in Kansas City, MO. Here’s what you can expect when you come see us! We serve patients from Blue Summit MO, North Kansas City MO, Avondale MO, Randolph MO and Westwood MO.
Anyone having trouble with their jaw joint (TMJ) should go see a TMJ doctor about it, and you can find one here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders. We treat TMJ issues and disorders regularly here. To give you an idea of what to expect when you come see us, here’s a bit of a Q & A about seeing a TMJ doctor!
What doctor do I see for TMJ pain?
For any TMJ-related problems or TMJ disorder, you should see a TMJ doctor like one of ours here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders. A TMJ doctor is very qualified to interpret jaw-joint-related symptoms and determine their causes. Your particular case may be caused by something like an unhealthy habit or a prior trauma. A TMJ doctor will also help you identify the best treatment for your case.
What does TMJ pain feel like?
An issue with the TMJ or a TMJ disorder can have multiple symptoms including TMJ pain which is felt in the jaw joint. Pain may also be felt in and around the ears and in the face, and sometimes headaches are another symptom. Clogged ears, ringing ears, limited jaw movement, and a clicking jaw are other possible symptoms. You should bring up any symptoms you have with a TMJ doctor.
What should I ask a TMJ doctor?
Consider asking the doctor about their experience treating TMJ issues and TMJ disorder. Also consider asking about what could be causing your particular case, what treatment they’d recommend, and what you can expect from your treatment. We’ll tell you now that the doctors here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders are very experienced in treating TMJ issues and TMJ disorder, and they’ll do everything they can to help you identify and treat the cause of your case.
What else can I expect from seeing a TMJ doctor?
You can also expect the doctor you see to discuss treatment options with you, like TMJ exercises, TMJ stretches, and oral appliance therapy. This therapy can be especially effective for patients as it helps the jaw rest naturally and prevents the conditions that typically cause TMJ issues and disorder. In many patient cases, symptoms are reduced by 90%! The therapy is approved by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and recommended by our TMJ doctors at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders. We’re proud to be able to provide the therapy to you at our clinic. If you need oral appliance therapy for your issue, you can be very confident it will work for you like it has for many other patients.
Do you have a TMJ doctor in my area?
We likely do! Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders has TMJ doctors at locations throughout Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Texas, and Wisconsin. To find the location nearest you and its address and contact information, please see our Locations page. You can call us for any reason at (855) 977-0400.
Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you or to book a consultation with us. During a consultation, we’ll help determine the cause of your issue and the best treatment for you. If someone else in your family needs care, we can help and see anyone of any age.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!