TMJ / Jaw Pain

TMJ / Jaw Pain

When issues occur within the Temporomandibular Joint in the jaw, it can cause a range of disorders known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMD. Temporomandibular Joint Disorder is a disorder that causes intense facial or jaw pain. Women of childbearing age are most commonly affected, but it does affect men and children as well. It is estimated that 1 out of every 8 people may have a TMJ disorder. TMD can display painful and uncomfortable symptoms.

Symptoms of TMJ Disorders Include:

  • Clicking noise when opening your mouth
  • Pain or aching around face, ears, or jaw
  • Frequent headaches
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Dizziness
  • Problems with vision
  • Having a hard time chewing or pain while chewing 
  • Jaw locks up when opening and closing your mouth

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, give Just Breathe DDS a call today. You don’t have to be in so much pain-you have options. We can help you find a treatment plan that works for you.

Common Issues of TMJ Disorders Include:

  • Jaw injuries
  • Certain conditions or illnesses, like arthritis
  • Grinding or clenching teeth (stress can worsen this)
  • Your upper and lower jaw not lining up correctly
  • Inflammation of muscles around the jaw

Even though the exact cause of this disorder has not been discovered, there are treatments available. When you need pain relief, look to Just Breathe DDS. Give us a call today for more information regarding our TMJ or TMD treatment process.

Effective Biostimulation TMJ Laser Treatment

Biostimulation is a Laser therapy used to treat acute and chronic TMJ Pain. When lasers are used in this mode, they provide a soothing energy to the body.  Often, patients will notice some pain relief immediately.  

Benefits of Biostimulation

Biostimulation TMJ treatment can repair and energize the mitochondria (the healing part of the human cell) by increasing circulation and the transportation of oxygen, decreasing inflammation, and increasing immune cell stimulation and the cell’s ability to fight infection. The laser treatment can be used for:

Analgesia or Pain Relief: When Biostimulation is used, it has shown to decrease inflammation and edema (fluid associated with inflammation). 

Myofascial (Face Muscle)Trigger Points: Biostimulation laser treatment can be used on Acupuncture points without the need for acupuncture needles.

Rely On Just Breathe DDS For TMJ Treatment & Jaw Pain

Extreme Facial Pain can be overwhelming and decrease your quality of life.  Fortunately, there are treatments that work! We focus on finding the root cause of your jaw pain and provide the best TMJ Treatment available. For all your TMJ pain, TMD, or any other TMJ problems, give Just Breathe DDS a call at (208) 500-3030. We can help you get the best TMJ treatment today!