TMJ Treatment in Vestal, NY
TMJ & Headache Treatment You Can Trust
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, also known as TMJ, is a painful condition affecting the jaw joints and the muscles connecting the upper and lower jaws. Those with TMJ also experience frequent headaches. TMJ sufferers are generally offered few solutions to truly overcome their pain. Rather, they are offered ways to mask their jaw joint pain or headaches, resulting in only temporary relief. At Muench Orthodontics, we strive to give you a permanent solution with our combined approach of orthodontics and TMJ treatment in Vestal, NY.
How Do You Know If You Have TMJ & Headaches Due to Poor Orthodontic Teeth Alignment?
It is challenging to self-diagnose TMJ. If you have pain in your jaw, or if you have severe headaches, you could possibly be suffering from TMJ; however, there could be other factors causing your headaches or jaw pain. At your Muench TMJ/Headache Assessment, Dr. Muench will be able to help you determine if TMJ is causing your headaches or jaw pain. Additionally, if Dr. Muench determines that you have TMJ, he will be able to provide an in-house treatment solution.
How Can TMJ/Headaches Be Treated?
There are many treatment options for getting help with TMJ. Some combat the pain with over-the-counter pain medicines, while others experience unsuccessful or only temporary solutions. However, there is another option that can improve your overall dental health and permanently stop your TMJ or headache pain.
Muench Orthodontics offers treatment for TMJ by utilizing state-of-the-art treatment and time-tested modalities in two phases.
Phase one consists of TMJ-specific treatment, which will involve physical therapy (ultrasound for heat, ethyl chloride for cold, muscle exercises/stretches) and splint therapy as the first step in treating and eliminating your pain.
Once you are stabilized and pain-free, phase two includes orthodontic treatment with braces to correct your misaligned bite. These two elements MUST happen in sequential order for maximum success and both must be committed to prior to beginning treatment.
With proper treatment, in most cases, Dr. Muench can eliminate your TMJ pain and headaches, while providing a long-term solution rather than a short-term fix.
Learn More About TMJ/Headache Treatment in Vestal, NY – Schedule Your Assessment Today!
To learn more about our treatment for TMJ and headache pain, schedule your, no-obligation Muench TMJ/Headache Assessment today. Simply call 607-341-7893 or click here to use our convenient online form. Your free Muench TMJ/Headache Assessment includes an initial exam and comprehensive consultation with Dr. Muench in which he will offer education on the connection between your occlusion and TMJ/headaches. We always want to ensure you’re completely informed and comfortable prior to beginning treatment.
For your convenience, we offer flexible scheduling, affordable payment options, and a Lifetime Guarantee. We look forward to helping you achieve your happiest, healthiest self!