Treatment for TMJ Disorder in Jacksonville Beach, FL
Do you suffer from chronic headaches, migraines, or facial pain? Have you been to a physician or tried home remedies and nothing seems to work? Did your regular dentist ignore your TMJ complaints? Did your dentist recommend a biteguard with no other solutions? Many patients are unaware that their pain may stem from issues with the joints and muscles that control chewing. Over 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ disorder. They struggle with daily pain, jaw stiffness, sore shoulders, and intense headaches, never knowing that a visit to their dentist could solve all of these problems and more. Dr. Wagner has extensive training in neuromuscular issues like TMJ disorder, allowing him to offer TMJ treatment in Jacksonville Beach, FL, and the surrounding areas.
Causes and Symptoms of TMJ Disorder
TMJ is an acronym for temporomandibular joint. These joints are located in front of the ears, and they work with facial muscles, ligaments, and nerves to allow a smooth range of motion. When the joints become misaligned due to stress, injury, disease, or other factors, the result is TMJ disorder (also known as TMD.) Patients with TMJ disorder may experience:
- Headaches & Migraines
- Jaw Pain, Clicking, or Popping
- Neck, Back, or Shoulder Pain
- Difficulty Speaking or Chewing
- Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)
- Tingling in the Extremities
- Vertigo (Dizziness)
- Snoring / Sleep Apnea
TMJ disorder and a misaligned bite often go hand in hand. Patients with TMJ disorder may grind their teeth and suffer from worn or misaligned teeth. Dr. Wagner has extensive training in “bite” issues (occlusion), and neuromuscular dentistry from the world-renowned postgraduate facility, Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. His training and experience allow him to accurately diagnose TMJ disorder and provide effective solutions.
Finally Find Relief from TMD
Contact us if you want solutions to treat your TMJ problems. Most dentitst don't feel comfortable treating these difficult cases; hence, TMJ patients often feel ignored and don't know where to turn. To learn more about how Dr. Wagner’s extensive knowledge of craniofacial anatomy and TMJ disorder can help you find relief from chronic pain, jaw stiffness, migraines, persistent headaches, and more, call our office at (904) 834-3737. Our dedication to your comfort and continued oral health is our promise to you, and we aren’t satisfied until you can rest easy, free from the pain of TMJ disorder.