Headaches? Neck and jaw pain? Constant earaches? These symptoms may indicate TMJ disorder, a misalignment of the jaw joints technically known as the temporomandibular joints. Dr. Makram is well equipped to evaluate your condition and determine if you would benefit from TMJ therapy. His therapy techniques can improve these and other common TMJ symptoms:
If the jaw joints are out of alignment, balance is thrown off. However, returning the jaw to the proper position may be as simple as wearing an oral appliance part of the day or night. An oral splint, or nightguard, will hold the jaw in the correct position, releasing the pressure on tense muscles and irritated nerves. Painful, irritating symptoms can cease. Over time, the jaw may return to a natural position, even when the oral appliance is not being worn. Dr. Makram may also recommend building up teeth with restorations, physical therapy, or stress-relief exercises to relieve TMJ symptoms.