Do you suffer from recurring jaw pain? Is it difficult to open or close your mouth? You might have a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ disorder/TMD). 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 with TMJ therapy in Eugene, OR. Dr. Ben Sutter can create the individualized solution you need to stop your pain.
A TMJ disorder is a chronic pain condition that affects roughly 5-12% 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:
Dr. 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 between the teeth that are 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 guided adjustment treatments to relieve symptoms while also improving the function of the joint.
If you are ready to chew, yawn, and laugh with ease again, Dr. Sutter has the solutions you need. Get the relief you deserve by contacting our dental office today to schedule your consultation.