Your Life without Headaches Starts Today
With Neuromuscular TMJ Treatment from II, Tyler Kirklin DDS
Do you wake most mornings with a stiff neck, throbbing jaw or pounding head? Do you suffer from chronic migraines? You could be suffering from TMD or Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome.
TMD is a common condition affecting a wide variety of people and is characterized by severe headaches, jaw pain of varying degrees, grinding teeth, and an intermittent ringing in the ears. Most TMJ sufferers see their doctor or continue suffering, unaware that the root cause of these problems can be quite easily and effectively treated by a dentist.
Here at the office of Tyler A. Kirklin , we understand that the symptoms of TMJ are debilitating and greatly interfere with everyday life. We are here to help you feel better! Dr. Allen is specifically trained to gently and non-invasively treat your pain through neuromuscular dentistry.
Symptoms of TMJ Dysfunction
- Migraines or headaches
- Facial pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Jaw pain
- Clicking, locking or limited movement of the jaw
- Ringing in the ears
- Pain while chewing
- Loose teeth
- Sore teeth
- Worn down or cracked teeth
- Numbness in the extremities
Many of the TMJ sufferers we see report that their symptoms worsen during periods of prolonged or unexpected stress and that intense outbreaks of the condition can lead to neck pain and dizziness. If you are having any of these symptoms, please call us right away.
How Will Tyler A. Kirklin Treat My TMJ Symptoms?
Tyler A. Kirklin uses a combination of state-of-the-art diagnostic technology to accurately and efficiently assess the position and condition of your jaw, your bite and your muscles.
The first step is to relax your jaw and muscles using a TENs unit. This will gently stimulate your muscles and allow them to relax into their most comfortable state. Patients who have experienced chronic pain love this treatment because it offers some level of instant relief.
Diagnosis continues with jaw sonography. Sonography equipment lets us measure jaw sounds against healthy jaw movement, track the duration of sounds and pinpoint their exact location to better understand your specific TMD issues. The test is non invasive and painless.
We also use the Myotronics K7 Evaluation System to analyze your jaw at rest and in motion, tracking the movement and position of the joint.
After completion of your TMJ disorder evaluation, we will work with you to develop a treatment plan. Every plan is designed to offer relief as quickly and completely as possible and may include dental restorations, orthotics, coronoplasty, or full-mouth restoration. Most of our patients are surprised and happy to find that they not only experience relief from pain and a cessation of headaches, they also often experience an improved and more beautiful smile!