A number of acute and chronic problems related to areas of the head, jaw, face and neck. TMj Disorders affect more than 10 million Americans and are more common in women. Most people affected by this syndrome have multiple signs and symptoms of pain in the Temporomandibular joints, face and muscles of the head and neck.
What happens during the treatment process?
A comprehensive dental evaluation is performed, including special neuromuscular testing and x-rays of the Temporomandibular Joints. After the problem is identified, Dr. Stern creates a personalized treatment plan.
Treatment may include:
- Dental Splint (Orthotic) Therapy: A dental splint may be recommended which is designed to disengage the teeth and allow the muscle of mastication to rest and allow the TM joint to heal. A splint can also be made for patients who wear partial or complete dentures.
- Physical Therapy may be recommended. Click the following link to learn more about physical therapy modalities for the treatment of a TM Joint Disorder (in conbination with Splint Therapy) Physical Therapy Modalities
Dental Splint (Orthotic)