TMJ Dysfunction

    For Patients

    Understanding TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Disorders

    Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) refers to the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. These joints are located on either side of your head and are essential for activities like talking, eating, and facial expressions. The TMJ acts as a sliding hinge, allowing for the smooth movement of your jaw.

    Here are some key points about TMJ and TMJ Dysfunction:

    • Anatomy: The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) consists of the temporal bone of the skull and the mandible (lower jaw). A disc separates these bones, facilitating smooth movement during jaw function.
    • Common Symptoms: Various symptoms may indicate TMJ disorders, such as jaw pain, headaches, clicking or popping sounds when opening or closing the mouth, restricted jaw mobility, ear pain, and facial discomfort.
    • Causes: TMJ disorders can arise from a combination of factors, including jaw injury, bruxism (teeth grinding), stress, and arthritis. In some instances, the precise cause remains unclear.
    • Diagnosis: Precise diagnosis is crucial for developing a customized treatment plan. We utilize advanced diagnostic techniques to assess the extent of your TMJ disorder.
    • Treatment Options: Managing TMJ disorders may involve lifestyle adjustments, physical therapy, oral appliances, medication, and, in certain cases, surgical interventions. The objective is to relieve pain and enhance jaw function.
    • Importance of Early Intervention: Seeking professional assistance at the first indications of TMJ symptoms can prevent the condition from advancing and causing more significant discomfort and complications. Early intervention is key to managing and improving the overall outcome of TMJ disorders.

    Our Commitment to You:

    At the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Montana, we are dedicated to providing you with the best care possible. We understand that every patient is unique, which is why we work closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs. Whether you’re seeking relief from jaw pain, headaches, or sleep apnea, our team of experts is here to help.

    We are committed to using the latest techniques and technologies to help you achieve optimal results. Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge and tools you need to take control of your health and wellbeing. So if you’re looking for a partner in your healthcare journey, look contact us the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Montana.

    TMJ 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 .