Routine visits are paid to ear, nose and throat specialists, gynecologists and even dietitians but a trip to the dentist tends to make many fearful. Whether it’s due to childhood fears or developed adult anxiety, dentists have been given a bad rap. Unfortunately, this aversion to getting regular dental check-ups can lead to all sorts of issues. And not just with your teeth either. Your entire jaw, in particular the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), can become inflamed and painful.
Normal TMJ Function
The jawbone itself is controlled by the TMJ and has two movements — rotation or hinge action. The TMJ allows your mouth to open and close, and it also provides a gliding movement so that your mouth can open wide. Your TMJ also allows you to talk, chew, and yawn.
Needless to say the TMJ is a rather important part of our lives and any disruption to its function affects many basic activities that we tend to take for granted. In America, at least 10 million people are said to have disorders resulting from TMJ issues, including headaches and migraines.
Causes of TMJ Disorders
There could be many causes of TMJ disorders including lost teeth, clenching or grinding of teeth during the day or night, mental or physical stress, arthritis, misaligned or unstable bite, head and neck injuries, muscle spasms and frequent headaches.
The only way to thoroughly diagnose a TMJ disorder is by visiting a specialist.
DTR a Revolutionary TMJ Pain Treatment
Pasadena Pain Management proudly offers a revolutionary treatment therapy called Disclusion Time Reduction, or DTR.
This computer-guided TMJ pain treatment is only offered by a handful of health professionals in the United States. DTR is proven to be much faster and more permanent than other traditional TMJ pain treatments, such as oral appliances.
In most patients, many of the TMJ jaw pain symptoms go away within the first week after treatment has begun – without a mouthguard!
Get Immediate Treatment for TMJ Pain at Pasadena Pain Management
Pasadena Pain Management offers pain management treatment for TMJ/TMD, migraine, headaches and neck pain in Pasadena, CA. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Pasadena Pain Management, we offer the exclusive TruDenta treatment therapy — a highly specialized form of care that involves cutting-edge dental technology, without needles or injections. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable pain management care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping our patients happy and pain free.