TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder (TMD) can cause debilitating facial pain and joint dysfunction that can be very uncomfortable. Living with TMJ /TMD disorders can be disruptive to a normal routine, and greatly affect your everyday schedule. At Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders, we work with every patient to identify the cause of their TMJ disorder, and offer effective evaluations with an experienced dentist for patients of all ages. We know that living with a facial pain disorder is disruptive and can keep you from living a normal life, which is why our team of specialists works hard to provide an accurate oral, airway and TMJ evaluation on site at our locations. Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders has locations all across the United States, and expert dental staff at each location who can help you feel better as soon as possible. When you walk into one of our Koala sleep centers, you will receive professional and friendly care from our team. We can provide you and your loved ones with effective and top quality dental solutions for snoring, sleep apnea, TMD and pediatric sleep breathing disorders.
TMJ symptoms often include:
- clicking or popping of the jaw
- pain in the jaw or temporomandibular joints
- aching ear pain, dizziness, or ringing in the ear
- difficulty chewing
- aching facial pain
- loose teeth
- locking of the joint
- neck pain
- postural problems
- limited ability to open the mouth
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and they are painful, then it is a good idea to see a TMJ doctor at Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders as soon as possible. Our team will work with you to perform a TMJ evaluation and recommend the correct treatment strategy after you complete the evaluation process. This allows us to better understand the nature of your TMJ disorder, and then provide an appropriate oral treatment.
A removable neuromuscular orthotic is placed, which is a custom-made appliance that promotes healing and allows the muscles and joints to function properly. The orthotic is removable and non-invasive. Within 90 days of wear the symptoms are usually gone! Sounds too good to be true? We hear that all the time. However, it is a simple procedure with amazing results.We relax the muscles by the TENS procedure to find the Top true rest position for the jaw and make the orthotic to fit that position.
If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of TMJ disorder and need a dental expert near you, then it is important to get checked as soon as possible. Our team of TMJ doctors at Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders can help you and your loved ones with your painful or uncomfortable TMJ symptoms, all in a friendly and comfortable environment. We will work with you to understand your individual needs, and provide effective and timely TMJ evaluation and oral treatment strategies throughout the year. Our dental clinics can help treat patients of all ages, and we offer flexible hours for busy families.