TMJ Orthopedic Dysfunction 

    For Patients

    Understanding Orthopedic Dysfunction & TMJ

    At the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Montana, we specialize in diagnosing and treating a range of conditions related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), including orthopedic dysfunction. Our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to alleviate pain and improve the quality of life for our patients.

    What is Orthopedic Dysfunction?

    Orthopedic dysfunction in the context of TMJ refers to the improper function or alignment of the bones, muscles, and ligaments that make up the temporomandibular joint. This joint connects the jawbone to the skull and plays a crucial role in daily activities such as chewing, speaking, and yawning. When this joint is not functioning correctly, it can lead to significant discomfort and a range of other symptoms.

    Symptoms of Orthopedic Dysfunction

    Patients experiencing orthopedic dysfunction related to TMJ may exhibit a variety of symptoms, including:

    • Jaw Pain: Persistent pain or tenderness in the jaw can indicate TMJ issues.
    • Headaches: Frequent headaches, often resembling migraines, can be a symptom.
    • Ear Pain: Discomfort or pain in and around the ears, sometimes accompanied by ringing.
    • Difficulty Chewing: Pain or discomfort while chewing, or a feeling that the upper and lower teeth are not fitting together properly.
    • Lockjaw: Limited movement of the jaw, or the jaw getting stuck in an open or closed position.
    • Facial Pain: Generalized pain or aching in the face.
    • Clicking or Popping Sounds: Audible clicking or popping noises when opening or closing the mouth.

    How Our Services Can Help

    Our practitioners are highly trained in the field of TMJ disorders and orthopedic dysfunction, with years of experience in diagnosing and treating these conditions effectively.  We utilize a holistic approach to treatment, addressing the underlying causes of TMJ dysfunction rather than just managing symptoms.

    Orthopedic dysfunction related to TMJ can significantly impact your quality of life, but effective treatment is available. If you are experiencing symptoms of TMJ disorders, contact the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Montana today to schedule a consultation. Let us help you find relief and restore normal function to your temporomandibular joint. Contact the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Montana today to Schedule a Consultation.

    TMJ Orthopedic Dysfunction

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    about the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Montana

    Rae Tcherneshoff
    Rae Tcherneshoff
    2020-11-19
    My treatment has been nothing short of life changing. I have struggled with TMJ issues for about 10 years and it got much worse in the last year. After treatment here, I can now chew on both sides of my mouth, open my jaw all the way, no more clicking or popping, and finally no pain or ringing ears. I was skeptical at first, but Dr. VanDkye REALLY knows what she’s talking about and all the women in the office are so helpful!
    Josie Gordon
    Josie Gordon
    2019-08-25
    Dr VanDyke is so knowledgeable and well educated in Sleep Disorders. She is a wonderful, caring, compassionate person. The staff is so friendly and nice that I look forward to going to the office! They are an incredible group of women😇☀️😃
    Cheri Waring
    Cheri Waring
    2019-07-19
    I started with TMJ &Sleep Therapy Center in June this year. I was grinding teeth with mouth pieces made at the dentist offices that didn't help with my other issues. HEADACHES, not sleeping, jaw popping, pain in right ear, sinus issues. I was hoping only for help with headaches and sleep, and grinding. I recieved my more than ever expected. I sleep through the night, headache free, popping gone. Mouth pieces are so different than others I have had made. They truly gave me my life back. Thank you!
    Norman G.
    Norman G.
    2019-07-11
    The staff is wonderful, and so knowledgeable. My wife had been suffering for a long time with jaw pain, none of the medical doctors were able to help her. Finally, after treatment she has had no more pain and life is good!
    Lenora Snider
    Lenora Snider
    2019-06-12
    Very helpful, knowledgeable, friendly. Made sure you understand everything that you have discussed .