Temporomandibular joint disorder is a condition that affects over 10% of the American population, and is often misdiagnosed and mistreated by health care professionals with little to no training in the dental field. This highly complex disorder occurs when the temporomandibular joint connecting the upper and lower jaw becomes misaligned or stressed. Typical symptoms associated with TMJ disorder include popping or clicking of the jaw joint, ringing of the ears, and a jaw that does not open or close smoothly.
Before beginning any TMJ therapy treatments, Dr. Sheen will conduct a thorough examination of your head, mouth, jaw joints, facial muscles, and teeth. TMJ disorders often overlap with other pre-existing dental conditions, a comprehensive evaluation is necessary to discover underlying causes and develop a treatment plan specific to your needs.
Dr. Sheen offers a wide range of TMJ therapy treatments designed to alleviate and correct TMJ disorder symptoms, including custom mouth guards, bite therapy, splints, and TMJ specific exercise routines.
If your jaw joints are in constant pain, and you think you might be suffering from TMJ disorder, contact Dr. Sheen today to schedule a comprehensive evaluation.