In Rapid City, SD
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
May Cause Pain, Migraines, etc.
Find Relief From
Jaw Muscle Pain, Migraines, and Jaw Disorders
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint and is often the acronym used to describe dysfunction or disorders related to the joint. TMD, or temporomandibular disorders, is the accurate acronym for describing such issues. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction causes problems where the head and jaw meet but can radiate issues to the head, neck, and surrounding areas.
Discomfort and tenderness can extend to other areas of the face, head, and neck. TMJ treatments for temporomandibular joint dysfunction can include replacing missing teeth or orthodontic treatments in moving teeth, adjusting the bite, filling gaps between teeth, and more. Each TMD case is different, and only Dr. Johnson has the skill and experience to offer you the best direction. If left untreated, TMJ surgery may be required to repair the damaged joint.
Orthodontics & TMJ Treatment
Because many causes of temporomandibular joint dysfunction can begin with missing teeth, moving teeth, a misaligned bite, or gaps within the teeth, an orthodontist possesses many TMJ treatment options. However, this does not mean every orthodontist can identify and treat a TMJ disorder. Our TMJ specialist, Dr. Johnson, has spent numerous years studying, researching, and treating jaw disorders with great success.
More and more specialized physical therapists are working with dental specialists to deliver effective TMJ treatment for patients suffering from jaw disorders. Our orthodontist can identify underlying problems and design a custom treatment plan to help you recover from TMD.
Do You Have Chronic Migraines?
If you face chronic migraines, have difficulty chewing or swallowing, experience jaw muscle pain, or hear a clicking or popping sound when opening and shutting your mouth, these may be signs of TMJ syndrome. Find relief from your suffering. Our TMJ specialist can help you manage and eliminate symptoms. Request a consultation and a complete, thorough evaluation to get started. Dr. Johnson has helped many who suffer from TMJ disorders, and he can help you too. We are patient-centric and committed to your health and well-being. Our orthodontic clinic is found in Rapid City, and we proudly serve the communities of Western South Dakota.