TMJ Therapy

If you have frequent migraines, jaw pain, and jaw clicking, you might have temporomandibular disorder (TMD). Our doctors provide 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 or other pain associated with TMD.

What Are The Common Causes Of TMD?

  • Grinding or clenching teeth
  • Stress
  • Injury to the jaw
  • Eating hard or chewy foods
  • Arthritis
  • Improper disk alignment

What Are TMD Symptoms?

TMD symptoms can include:

  • 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

Are you experiencing any symptoms of TMJ in the South Carolina area? If so, contact us for an appointment!

What Are TMD Treatment Options?

90-95% of TMD patients are successfully treated using the patented Urbanek Device without surgery and medications. Dr. Urbanek’s TMJ Splint 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 mouth guard – it’s a life changer!

Treatment Options For TMD:

  • Urbanek Splint
  • Over the counter medicine
  • Heating and cooling pad
  • Soft foods
  • Nightguard

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 our team for a diagnosis. We’ll help you find a long-term solution by treating the cause of your TMD.

Untreated TMJ Disorders Can Result In:

  • Dental problems
  • Persistent pain
  • Sleep disturbance or insomnia
  • Addiction to pain medication
  • Tinnitus
  • Joint damage and inflammation

Benefits Of TMJ Treatment:

  • No More Pain
    Say goodbye to all your headaches, jaw pain, back pain, ear ringing, etc. We’ll help relieve your pain, so you get back to living your life.
  • Protect Your Teeth
    TMD and bruxism (teeth grinding) often go hand-in-hand. Grinding your teeth results in cracks, erosion, and often requires dental treatment to restore your smile and bite.
  • Enjoy Food Again
    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.

A Team You Can Trust

We understand you’re picky when it comes to choosing your dentist. That’s okay. We are too! Our doctors are among the very best in the country when it comes to advanced education, ongoing training, and the skill level necessary to give you the smile of your dreams. Plus, their personalities are fantastic — because nobody wants a boring dentist! When it comes to TMJ therapy, our doctors are trained and experienced to give you the care that you deserve. At ProGrin Dental, you can count on our team to give you trusted care no matter your dental needs.

Have Questions About TMD?

Get answers straight from our TMJ dentist.

Grinding or clenching teeth

Stress

Injury to the jaw

Eating hard or chewy foods

Arthritis

Improper disk alignment

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:

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

Are you experiencing any of these? If so, contact us for an appointment!

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

Nightguard

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.

Untreated TMJ disorders can result in:

Dental problems

Persistent pain

Sleep disturbance or insomnia

Addiction to pain medication

Tinnitus

Joint damage and inflammation

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