TMJ Treatment in Simpsonville, SC
What is temporomandibular disorder (TMD)?
If you have frequent migraines, jaw pain, and jaw clicking, you might have temporomandibular disorders. Dr. Stoller at ProGrin Dental of Simpsonville provides personalized treatment to help relieve your jaw pain. As a result, you will be able to get through your day without having to worry about migraines.
Have Questions About TMD?
- What are the common causes of TMD?
- Grinding or clenching teeth
- Injury to the jaw
- Eating hard or chewy foods
- Improper disk alignment
- What are TMD symptoms?
Nearly 1 of 2 women between the ages of 16 – 65 are suffering from TMD-related symptoms. The word “migraine” is commonly used in reference to “bad or recurring headaches.” But there can be other reasons for a “bad headache” that might not be an actual migraine headache.
On the other hand, the symptoms of TMD are very similar to the symptoms of a migraine. These migraines are directly caused by inflammation in the TMJ (temporomandibular joint). Because of the similarities, TMD can be misdiagnosed as such.
Some of the symptoms include:
Are you experiencing any of these? If so, contact us for an appointment!
- Pain or tenderness of your jaw
- Clicking or popping noise of your jaw
- Locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth
- Aching pain in and around your ear
- Tinnitus, ringing in your ear
- Difficulty or pain while chewing
- Frequent headaches/migraines
- Facial pain
- Swollen sides of your face
- Worn-down teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Toothaches when there are no dental problems present
- What are the treatment options?
90 – 95% of TMD patients are successfully treated using the patented Urbanek Device without surgery and medications. Dr. Urbanek’s TMJ Splint … Opens in a new window to Dr. Urbanek’s website… is a small acrylic piece that fits comfortably in the mouth. It is uniquely designed to relieve the jaw joint inflammation. It’s more than just a dental splint or mouthguard – it’s a life changer!
Here are some treatment options for TMD:
- Urbanek Splint
- Over the counter medicine
- Heating and cooling pad
- Soft foods
- Can TMD go away on its own?
If you’re lucky, your TMJ disorder may resolve itself naturally.
If this happens, be sure to tell your dentist regardless, so he/she can keep an eye on your teeth and bite.
In many cases, you may experience periodic flare-ups, in which case your TMD did not go away.
If your TMJ problem comes back or you experience frequent or severe flare-ups, consult with Dr. Stoller at ProGrin Dental for a diagnosis. We’ll help you find a long-term solution by treating the cause of your TMD.
- What will happen if TMJ is not treated?
Untreated TMJ disorders can result in:
- Dental problems
- Persistent pain
- Sleep disturbance or insomnia
- Addiction to pain medication
- Joint damage and inflammation
What Can You Expect?
Say goodbye to all your headaches, jaw pain, back pain, ear ringing, etc. We’ll help relieve your pain and stay that way, so you get back to living your life.
TMD and bruxism (teeth grinding) often go hand in hand. Grinding your teeth results in cracks, erosion, and often require dental treatment to restore your smile and bite.
How long has it been since you enjoyed a steak without discomfort? TMJ therapy will help you chew all your favorite foods again, pain-free.
“Friendly Staff That Greets You With a Smile”
Very professional! Make sure you are comfortable while getting your teeth worked on whether you need headphones, chapstick, or a blanket to keep you warm. They provide those items to better serve you. Affordable care. Friendly staff that greets you with a smile!
Ashlon, Actual Patient at ProGrin of Simpsonville
About Dr. Stoller
Dr. Kevin J. Stoller
Your Simpsonville, SC Dentist
Dr. Kevin J. Stoller grew up in Evansville, Indiana and remains a Hoosier at heart! Greenville has been his home since 1997. He and his wife, Andreina, have two beautiful daughters, Anna Valentina and Elena. They also have a Labrador Retriever named Stella.
Dr. Kevin J. Stoller has been practicing dentistry in the Greenville area for over 20 years. He has participated in extensive post-graduate continuing education, bringing the most current knowledge in cosmetic and restorative dentistry and dental technology. Advancements in techniques, materials, and technology all mean better care and results for my patients.
He received training through the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) for non-surgical and non-invasive facial aesthetic injectable techniques, as well as TMJ and facial pain therapy.
In 2013, he started the Carolina Headache Center and obtained his certification in Trudenta Neurophysiological for the treatment of TMJ dysfunction and migraines.
When not caring for his patients, he loves spending time with his wife, two daughters, and son. They travel whenever they have the opportunity. Dr. Kevin J. Stoller also enjoys sports, working out, snow skiing, playing golf and tennis. He is an active member of his church and very passionate about his faith, family, and building trusting relationships with his patients.