Plano TMJ Treatment
Millions of Americans suffer from headaches, jaw pain, facial pain, neck, back, dizziness, and shoulder pain and can’t find relief. In many cases, these symptoms stem from a jaw-joint disorder known as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction or TMD. Dr. Lacy offers effective TMJ treatments.
The joints that adjoin your jaw to your skull are the most used joints in the body, aside from the joints in the hands. They allow a full range of motion for speaking, chewing, yawning, and any other jaw movements. These joints are extremely sensitive to stress, changes in eating habits, and even certain illnesses. When they become misaligned, TMD results.
To treat TMJ dysfunction, our doctors will evaluate your jaw joints, your teeth, and the extent of damage. Often, a custom-made appliance that looks similar to an athletic mouthguard can re-align the joints by aligning the occlusion or “bite.”