Relieving Jaw Pain with TMJ Therapy in Sunnyvale

women in purple holding headThough we often take them for granted, jaw joints are a vitally important part of continued oral and overall health. Also called temporomandibular joints, or TMJs, your jaw joints are located directly in front of each ear. This complex joint is controlled by the muscles in your jaw, and even a slight misalignment or imbalance is this system can mean suffering with headaches, teeth grinding or clenching, neck and shoulder pain, and other health complications.

Conservative Therapies Correcting a Bad Bite

As a leader in the field of joint disorder study and treatment, Dr. Langston uses proven, conservative therapies to correct a bad bite and restore balance to a patient’s teeth, joints, and jaw muscles. Dr. Langston is a fellow of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and a diplomate in the American Academy of Pain Management, so you can trust that he is thoroughly qualified to address your TMJ pain and headache problems.

TMJ therapy at our Sunnyvale dental office will often involve the use of a custom oral appliance that allows the teeth to fit together comfortably and provides muscles with much-needed rest. Medications can sometimes alleviate the symptoms or underlying problems, while massage and physical therapy are helpful tools as well.

If you have been living with chronic pain, you may be in need of TMJ therapy. If so, take action by visiting the Sunnyvale office of William B. Langston III, D.D.S. A thorough examination by Dr. Langston can tell you whether TMJ therapy could help. Dr. Langston will look for signs that your headache, neck pain, shoulder pain, or back pain is related to problems with the TMJ and, if so, provide you with suggestions for treatment that will help you in your quest to live pain free.

Functional Orthodontics for TMJ Therapy

Part of your TMJ therapy treatment at our Dallas/Ft. Worth dental office may include functional orthodontics. By repositioning the jaw using functional orthodontics appliances, we can address TMJ dysfunction that may be caused by bite issues. Want to learn more about functional orthodontics? Visit our orthodontics page.

Contact us for an appointment. Patients from all over the DFW metroplex, including Mesquite, Sunnyvale, Garland, and Dallas, visit Dr. Langston for experienced TMJ therapy and other holistic dentistry treatments. Chronic pain takes a serious toll on your quality of life, but you can do something about it at our dental office.

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