Do you experience constant facial pain, migraines or an aching neck? These potential TMJ symptoms can be addressed by Knoxville TMJ dentist Dr. Haney. TMJ is the most common way to refer to the temporomandibular joints, but the disorder is actually temporomandibular disorder or TMD, which is how doctors may refer to the improper alignment of the jaw bone.
The TMJ joint attaches to the skull under each ear in a tiny, intricate network of bones. If trauma or long-term force wear down this complex joint, many painful symptoms arise. Malocclusion is when the upper and lower teeth come together poorly, often resulting from compromised TMJ alignment. Having an unbalanced TMJ can cause the following:
If you can identify with any of these symptoms, there's hope for relief. Dr. Haney is a Knoxville dentist for TMJ treatment, which he has trained for in the neuromuscular dentistry discipline which analyzes jaw positioning and muscle activity. His specialized TMJ training comes from both the Las Vegas Institute (LVI) for Advanced Dental Studies and the John Kois Center. He will begin by analyzing your jaw movement and how your bite forms together. After analysis, he will evaluate possible treatment, perhaps working with a sleep specialist or a network of other professionals to provide a team approach to the diagnosis and treatment of your TMJ or TMD.
If you suspect TMD or TMJ discorder, we understand how crucial it is to find help. Our office is equipped with TMJ technology such as a TENS unit, which provides pulsing electronic stimulation to overly tense muscles. If structural work needs to be done, we partner with an oral surgeon to restore necessary balance to your teeth. Our office has the experience and training to help provide relief and we offer a collaborative approach to facilitate an effective treatment.
The art and science of dentistry can help you escape from constant pain. Achieve your optimal health and happiness by discussing TMJ solutions with Dr. Haney. Call for a consultation today!
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