When treating TMD patients and explaining all the symptoms, they are oftentimes shocked to hear that the eyes, mouth, throat, ears, jaw, and neck are all associated with TMJ disorder. While some symptoms of Temporo Mandibular Joint Disorder (TMD), such as facial pain and headaches, seem self-explanatory, there are other symptoms that are not as apparent like ringing in their ears, anxiety, vertigo, sleep disorders, or chronic neck and back pain. This is why patients suffering from TMD, at times, may be misdiagnosed with pyschosomatic disorders.
It is important to note that TMD affects overall health and well being, due to the intricate structures involved with this joint.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD/ TMJ) can be difficult to diagnose and treat.
Here are some of the non-invasive methods we offer for depending on the causes of TMJ pain / TMD.
Orofacial Pain Relief : This therapy includes massages of the muscles i.e FNFT and Low Level Laser Therapy to relieve non-dental pain inside your mouth, head, face or neck.
Myofunctional therapy : Myofunctional therapy helps treat not only the root cause but also helps establish correct tongue posture, nasal breathing and correct swallowing. It helps by strengthening orofacial muscles and the tongue and is often used alongside other treatment options like GNM Orthotics to treat sleep apnea and airway problems, posture correction, and so on.
GNeuromuscular Orthotics: GNM dentistry is the next level of advancement and uses TMJ splints or mouthpieces, or mouth guards. A customised GNM orthotic appliance is carefully designed for your specific needs to reduce and eventually eliminate discomfort to the teeth, jaws, and muscles of the head, neck & shoulders.
Airway Orthodontics: Airway orthodontics focuses on expanding and bringing the jaw forward to create wider airways to help improve a person’s well-being.
Tongue tie release: The tongue tie procedure involves releasing the fascia to relieve unfavourable compensations of the lower jaw, and TMJ. It also lessens the tension in the mouth’s floor, neck, face and head.