Do you have…
These are common symptoms of problems with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
What causes TMJ?
- Micro-trauma = bruxing, clenching and grinding. It is a repetitive motion disorder that is similar to carpal tunnel. Imbalanced bites that can cause headaches, facial pain, clicking & popping.
- Macro-trauma= Falling, accidents where the mandible gets hit. (Falling on the playground, car accident, etc).
Clicking, popping, pain! Come see us!
Physicians are often unsure how to effectively treat the pain and unclear how to correct the problem.
Dr. Nelson is one of only a handful of orthodontists in the area qualified to treat these areas in addition to doing braces and creating beautiful smiles.
Dr. Nelson received his diplomat status in TMJ/sleep apnea from the American Academy of craniofacial pain August 2014. The AACFP is a highly regarded association of dentists and doctors with an interest in craniofacial pain and dysfunction The American Academy of Craniofacial Pain is committed to the relief of craniofacial pain, temporomandibular disorders and dental sleep related disorders and supporting the advancement of education and research.
Call our office today to make an appointment to see if Dr. Nelson can assist you with your discomfort from headaches!
Thank you Dr. Nelson and staff I was struggling with a very difficult case of TMJ when referred to Dr. Nelson. He and his staff were very aware of the special treatment I required and the outcome of my treatment was amazing. Thank you for all you’ve done. I don’t believe it is overstating the case to say you made a very positive improvement in my life.
– Karen R