TMJ Treatment El Paso, TX
At Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders, We Want Everyone to Enjoy Great Sleep and a Happy Life. If You Are Struggling to Make it Through the Day Because of Chronic Pain and Tension from TMJ Disorder, Our Experienced Doctors Can Help! Call Our El Paso, TX Office Today at (915) 301-8387 to Schedule a TMJ Consultation. We are Easily Located at 6901 Helen of Troy, Ste D-2, El Paso, TX 79911, So You Can Take the First Step Toward a Healthier Jaw and Better Sleep.
If you are experiencing pain when chewing or talking, it could indicate that your temporomandibular joint at either side of your face is not functioning as it should. The doctors and dental staff at Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders proudly offer customized oral appliances that can effectively address and correct tension and misalignment in the jaw that causes pain, tension, and other negative symptoms.
What are the symptoms of TMJ disorder (TMD)?
The most common and well known symptoms of TMD include clicking or popping of the jaw, pain that radiates across the lower portion of the face (orofacial pain), tension in the neck, chronic headaches or migraine, and difficulty chewing or swallowing. Anxiety, insomnia, depression, tinnitus, swelling of the face, tingling in the fingers, and even problems with your posture can also be signs that there is something wrong with your temporomandibular joint.Patients may also experience reduce range of motion or a locked position of the jaw. If you notice that you begin to experience these symptoms and they do not resolve on their own relatively quickly, it is best to schedule an appointment with a TMJ doctor who can perform a physical examination and any imaging tests that may be necessary in order to form an appropriate diagnosis.
What should I know before my appointment?
You do not need to bring anything with you to your TMJ consultation at Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders. However, it can be extremely helpful to have answers to some common questions ready, so you can discuss your symptoms more effectively with your doctor. Your doctor will need to know how long you have been experiencing symptoms, what your stress levels are like in your daily life and whether they have recently increased, and whether you have experienced similar symptoms before. It is good to bring a list of your symptoms with you, as some may not seem immediately related to your TMJ disorder, but could provide you doctor with important insight into your condition.
Will my treatment hurt?
For patients with severe TMD who undergo surgical correction, the recovery process can be lengthy and painful. However, the doctors at Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders focus on non-invasive treatments that are comfortable, but still have a positive impact. Our oral appliance therapy provides our patients with a safe, convenient, and comfortable method of resetting their jaw into its optimum resting position. These dental devices can provide immediate relief and long-lasting improvement, so you can support your body’s natural alignment and reduce your symptoms without relying on harsh medications or sleep aids. Some patients also choose to undergo alternative treatments such as acupuncture, biofeedback therapy, and relaxation techniques to support their medical treatment and reduce their pain.Most of our patients find that their device is much more comfortable than they expect because each piece is created specifically for every patient we treat. This means it is created to conform exactly with your unique anatomy, making it as comfortable and easy to wear as possible.
If you live in the El Paso, TX area and are looking for a compassionate medical staff who can offer effective TMD treatments, contact Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders today to schedule a consultation to discuss your symptoms with an experienced provider.