TMJ Therapy – Eugene, OR

Stop Your Jaw Pain with TMJ Therapy

woman with jaw painDo you suffer from reoccurring jaw pain? Is it difficult to open or close your mouth? You might have a disorder of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ/TMD disorder). The joint connects your jaw to your skull on either side of your face. You can experience a wide range of symptoms when it does not function correctly, like pain or a clicking sound when moving your jaw. You can get the relief you need to improve your quality of life using neuromuscular dentistry for TMJ therapy in Eugene. Dr. Ben Sutter creates the individualized solution you need to stop your pain.

What is a TMJ Disorder?

A TMJ disorder is a chronic pain condition that affects roughly 5% to 12% of Americans. While it is more common among younger people, it can occur at any age. You can experience limited jaw functions due to several issues, such as a past injury, a poorly aligned bite, arthritis, or grinding your teeth. No matter the cause, a diversity of symptoms can appear, such as:

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  • Jaw pain, tenderness, or swelling.
  • Chronic headaches.
  • Clicking, popping, or grating sound when opening or closing your mouth.
  • Jaw locks in an opened or closed position.
  • Head, neck, shoulder, or back pain.
  • Facial pain.
  • Grinding or clenching your teeth.
  • Ear pain or tinnitus.

Symptoms often flare when there is added strain or stress on the joint, such as grinding your teeth while sleeping. Dr. Sutter can help you get the relief you need while restoring your jaw’s function using nonsurgical solutions.

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Treating TMJ Disorders

man smilingDr. Sutter uses the latest advancements in dentistry to treat TMJ disorders, including Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR) Therapy. This is a specialized procedure that uses a T-scan along with EMG to evaluate occlusal forces related to muscle activity.

The underlying goal is to identify contacts linked to movements that can lead to hyperactive muscles or TMJ symptoms. By identifying how muscles are firing during bite cycles, it allows Dr. Sutter to use guide adjustment treatments to relieve symptoms while also improving the function of the joint.

Dr. Sutter creates a customized treatment plan to meet your needs, which may include changes to your lifestyle, like a soft food diet, relaxation techniques, or moist heat. Other treatment options may include Botox, pain medications, or a nightguard.

Get the Relief You Need Today!

If you are ready to chew, yawn, or laugh with ease, Dr. Sutter has the solutions you need. He creates a tailored treatment to improve your jaw’s functions to enhance your quality of life.

Get the relief you need by contacting our office today to schedule your consultation.

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