If you are experiencing jaw pain or find it difficult to open and close your mouth wide, you may have a condition known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD), otherwise known as TMJ. Many patients with TMJ don’t realize it is a severe problem until they have issues related to their bite or develop a persistent teeth grinding habit. These conditions can cause a number of oral health problems and also prevent you from enjoying a pain-free lifestyle.
Dr. Iacobelli Provides TMJ Treatment in North Royalton, OH to Relieve Patient's Jaw Pain
Of the U.S. population has TMJD
Of those with TMJD are women.
People with a TMJ disorder will seek treatment
people in the United States are currently affected by a TMJ disorder
Common TMJ Symptoms
Upper Shoulder Pain
Pain Or Tenderness In the Jaw
Headaches and Neck Aches
Ringing In The Ears
Jaws That Get Locked In Position
CAUSES OF TMJ
The primary causes of jaw pain and TMJ are still unknown but experts believe symptoms are often the result of misalignment of the jaws, issues with the muscles of the head and jaw joint areas, as well as neck and postural concerns. Known causes include
Bruxism or teeth grinding habits
Trauma to the mouth or jaw area
Osteoarthritis & rheumatoid arthritis
Frequently clenching the teeth
“A friend suggested we go to Dr. Mark since he specialized in treating TMJ. I took my daughter to Dr. Mark, and after approximately one year of treatment, her headaches almost completely stopped. Her jaw and bite were so off line, that was the cause of the migraine headaches. We will always be grateful!”
TMJ Treatment Options and Modalities Utilized
Dr. Mark Iacobelli and Dr. Stephen Sala have extensive and vast experience with treating patients with TMJ disorder. They typically recommend a combination of non-invasive treatments in their patient’s overall comprehensive customized treatment plan. Other TMJ treatment options may include:
“TMJ friendly” diet suggestions
Diagnostics utilizing surface electromyography and three-dimensional cone beam radiography, in our office
Muscle Relaxation with ultra-low frequency tens
Postural evaluation with appropriate physical therapy referrals
Custom mouth guard fabrication utilizing computer generated bite position
Muscle relaxation exercises to tone and stretch
Comprehensive “Phase 2 treatments” so you don’t have to wear an appliance ‘for the rest of your life’
Occlusal adjustment or bite adjustment
Tooth replacement to support you jaws joints correctly
Struggling to live a functional and comfortable life due to jaw pain? Learn more about TMJ treatment in North Royalton, OH and find relief by scheduling your appointment with Dr. Iacobelli & Dr. Sala today!
Our Patients Tell The Story Best
Patient Testimonial - TMJ Treatment - North Royalton, OH
I have been with Dr. Iacobelli for at least 30 years. The entire office makes you feel like home.
During the Corona lockdown Dr Mark, and at least three of his staff, opened up the office to affix a crown that had come off. They were all very accommodating during this unusual time. It was not at all difficult to have this handled in a timely manner.
Great experience. I worked the most with Dr. Sala; however, both are great. They went out of their way to accommodate my work schedule and their staff was great. I had gum surgery and was very happy with the final result. Would highly recommend either of them to anyone.
I cannot say better things about this office and staff. My husband started coming here a few months back to begin his dental journey after several years of putting it off. The Dr's and staff made him feel MORE than comfortable, worked with his work schedule, and he literally only had positive things to say! Thank you!!!
Iacobelli & Sala 8030 Corporate Circle North Royalton, OH 44133