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
The office of Iacobelli & Sala is conveniently located just off W. Sprague Road and York Road, only 15 minutes from Broadview Heights and Strongsville! Learn more about TMJ treatment in North Royalton, OH and get relief from jaw pain by scheduling your appointment with Dr. Iacobelli & Dr. Sala today!
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