TMD/TMJ Treatments

Serving Patients in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Lawton, and Norman, OK

Millions of people suffer from TMD/TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) in this country and the majority of sufferers are women. Temporomandibular joint disorder can be the result of a trauma, a disease, the aging process or the habitual actions of grinding and clenching your teeth, known as bruxism. In reality, many headaches thought to be migraine, tension or sinus headaches have their origin in jaw misalignment or TMD/TMJ.

Typical symptoms of TMD/TMJ include head, shoulder, back and neck pain, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, difficulty swallowing, tooth pain and tooth sensitivity and the anxiety and depression associated with chronic pain.

Treatment of TMD/TMJ often involves conservative therapies that include attempts at alleviating your stress level, avoidance of gum chewing or wide yawning, the application of ice-pack therapy to the painful areas, jaw exercises to strengthen involved muscles and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication.

Neuromuscular dentist, Dr. Terry Bass employs a variety of treatment options to correct the causes of TMD/TMJ that include physical therapies, cosmetic dental procedures, the use of oral appliances, medication and surgery. The successful treatment of TMD/TMJ requires the extensive experience in diagnostics and advanced technology and techniques available in the practice of neuromuscular dentistry.

If you would like to learn more about the treatments involved in alleviating the symptoms and pain of TMD/TMJ, please contact neuromuscular dentist, Dr. Terry Bass today serving the Edmond, Lawton, Norman and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma area.