TMD Treatments

If you struggle to move your jaws or deal with consistent neck and shoulder pain, or headaches, our doctor and team may be able to help. We offer treatments for temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD, in Naples, Florida. Contact at 239-593-0880 for your appointment with Dr. Thomas Hale and learn how this treatment can improve your quality of life.

The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the rest of the head so you can perform daily actions such as speaking, eating and yawning. When this joint is stressed, injured or misaligned, it can cause significant discomfort and impact your quality of life. TMJ disorders, also known as TMD, may occur as a result of stress, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), arthritis or trauma and injury to the head, neck or jaw. When you visit our office, our doctor will carefully examine your jaws and mouth to determine the cause of your TMJ disorder and create a treatment plan.

Common signs of TMJ disorders include:

  • Grinding, clicking or popping sounds when you move your jaw
  • An inability to open your mouth wide
  • A locked or stuck jaw
  • Pain when chewing and biting
  • Pain in the neck, shoulders and ears
  • Frequent headaches

Your treatment will depend on the severity of your TMJ disorder. Treatments which our doctor may recommend include jaw and facial relaxation exercises, lifestyle changes, restorative dental treatments, night guards and jaw surgery. We may combine several different treatments to provide you with better long-term results.

For more information about TMJ treatment and to schedule your consultation, please contact our office today!


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