Get to the Bottom of Your TMJ Pain! Dr. Jeremy Jones is skilled in treating TMJ pain in Fishers, IN.
Do You Wake Up with Chronic Pain?
Do you have unexplained chronic pain in your head and neck? Do you wake up with headaches or even shoulder pain? These painful symptoms can actually be caused by temporomandibular joint disorder, more commonly known as TMJ (or TMD). We all have a temporomandibular joint on each side of the head; it is the hinge joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull. When these joints or the surrounding muscles experience problems, it can cause a variety of signs and symptoms like:
- Pain in the jaw joint area, face, neck, and shoulders
- Facial swelling
- Difficulty opening the mouth widely
- Muscle spasms
- Jaw gets “stuck” open or closed
- Ringing in the ears
- Headaches or neck aches
- Clicking, popping, or grinding sounds when opening/closing the mouth
This was our first visit, it was a pleasant experience for my son who has lots of anxiety and sensory processing disorder as well as Studge Webers. The entire staff was kind and patient and gentle. It was a great visit!Dominic B.
Bruxism is often the most common cause cited for TMJ pain and can involve loud, violent grinding of your teeth or quiet, still clenching of your teeth. Both habits exert extreme pressure upon your jaw muscles and can wear down your teeth or even cause them to break. Many people are not aware they grind their teeth, as it occurs mostly at night while they sleep.
Contributing Factors of TMJ
Some potential causes of TMJ include:
- Low-level infections
- Teeth grinding or clenching (bruxism)
- Auto-immune diseases
- Trauma or injury
Treating Your TMJ in Fishers, IN
Diagnosis and evaluation of these issues, including bruxism, is performed by Dr. Jones who can guide you toward the best treatment. Some common treatments are nightguards, bite guards, and occlusal adjustments. An occlusal adjustment is a non-invasive procedure where the biting surfaces of your teeth are smoothed in very specific areas to allow the upper and lower teeth to meet in their correct position.
Dr. Jeremy Jones and our friendly staff are committed to providing patients with quality services in a caring and comfortable environment. If you are suffering with bruxism and as a result have TMJ in Fishers, IN, please call our office at your earliest convenience to receive your appointment.