TMJ Therapy in Marietta
If you're experiencing pain in the muscles around your head and neck, along with headaches, dizziness, or ringing in your ears, changes in your bite may relieve these symptoms. Dr. Thornton has extensive training in neuromuscular dentistry and can diagnose and treat a range of life-debilitating symptoms.
According to recent studies, more than 40 million Americans suffer with TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction) or MPD (Myofascial Pain Dysfunction). The good news is that we at Marietta are taking the lead in finding solutions.
The exact cause of the disorder is unknown. Some factors are related to an improper bite, injury, arthritis, or severe stress. Clenching or teeth grinding, a condition called bruxism, may develop from stress or as part of a sleep disorder. This can tire muscles and create painful spasms, causing even more pain. Repeated muscle problems may affect the joints, resulting in tissue damage, muscle tenderness, and more spasm, perpetuating a cycle of pain.
In most cases we treat, the symptoms related to TMJ disorders can be successfully treated to reduce or eliminate your discomfort. In some cases, Botox may also be used to help treat TMJ.