TMJ/TMD DENTISTRY

STOP THE PAIN, START FEELING GREAT!

Have you suddenly discovered that your jaw makes strange noises when you chew? That people look up at the cracking and popping sounds emanating from your jaw when you open your mouth to chomp down on an extra-large sandwich? Do you have unexplained headaches or ringing in your ears that’s become a bigger nuisance than usual? You might be experiencing the side effects from temporomandibular joint disorder, more commonly known as TMJ disorder.

Dr. Brandenburg can help. She has extensive continuing education at the Pankey Institute in discovering, diagnosing, and treating TMD, so you can start feeling better fast.

WHAT IS TMJ DISORDER AND WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

Everywhere you look, it seems some celebrity or star is flashing the whitest, People develop problems with their temporomandibular joint for many reasons including trauma such as a blow to the face or whiplash, poorly balanced dental work, tooth loss, certain medications or medical conditions, or stress and clenching and grinding. All kinds of symptoms can develop in the early stages of TMJ disorder, from muscle stiffness to tension headaches.

If TMD is not properly treated and symptoms persist, joint inflammation and breakdown can occur and more severe symptoms develop including:

 

  • Soreness in the neck, shoulders, and back
  • Facial pain
  • Limited mouth opening
  • Jaw pain
  • Tingling of the fingertips
  • Numbness in your fingers or arms
  • Sensitive teeth or loose teeth
  • Clenching or grinding
  • Dizziness
  • Plugging of the ears
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Headaches or migraines

Dr. Brandenburg’s Minneapolis patients count on her to help prevent, diagnose, and treat temporary and trauma-related TMJ disorder pain and imbalance. Relief is almost always dramatic and immediate. We use a simple-to-use splint therapy method for fast and efficient assuagement of pain. If you don’t find the ease you desire, or if you suffer from chronic pain, we will refer you to a trusted specialist for further treatment, which may include physical therapy.

Don’t suffer with the worsening pain and inflammation of temporomandibular joint injury and disorder! Let Dr. Brandenburg take a look at your jaw joint and decide if she can help or refer you to one of our outstanding colleagues who specialize in TMD treatments.

Don't live with unnecessary pain! Ask us about TMJ disorder relif today!