Though we often take them for granted, the 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 in this system can lead to headaches, teeth grinding or clenching, neck and shoulder pain, and other health complications. When this type of problem arises, we offer TMJ therapy in Sunnyvale, TX.
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.
Part of your TMJ therapy treatment at our Dallas/Ft. Worth dental office may include functional orthodontics. By repositioning the jaw using orthodontics, we can address TMJ dysfunction that may be caused by bite issues.
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 can take a serious toll on your quality of life, but you can do something about it at our dental office.