Your temporomandibular joint is a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are in front of each ear. It lets you move your jaw up and down and side to side, so you can talk, chew, and yawn.
When your tempomandibular joint, jaw muscles and ligaments don’t function properly, that’s where the painful temporomandibular disorder or usually called TMJ, occurs. More women than men have it and it is common in people aged between 20 and 40.
We don’t know what causes TMJ. Some of the common causes include: grinding or clenching of teeth; arthritis in the joint; stress and whiplash from a car accident. Moreover, the common symptoms of TMJ are: locked jaw; tired feeling and pain in your face, neck and shoulders; trouble chewing; headaches; toothaches and ringing in the ears.
Patients experiencing TMJ feel severe pain and discomfort that greatly affects their daily lives. At Kaleen Family Dental Surgery, we use a holistic neuromascular approach and laser dentistry to treat patients with chronic pain.
Our surgery is equipped with the unique MLS® Laser Therapy device. It brings a patented wave technology, combining dual wavelengths and both pulsed and continuous waves, making it one of the most efficient lasers for treating pain and inflammation.
Ask us on how our specialists can help you become pain free and get your vitality back.