TMJ Treatment in Birmingham
Are you experiencing jaw pain? Difficulty chewing? Headaches?
The jaw joint, known as the temporomandibular joint or TMJ, can go out of alignment and cause symptoms such as jaw pain, facial muscle pain and difficulty chewing. Additionally, if someone is compulsively clenching or grinding their teeth, the muscles of the jaw joint are affected and can also cause painful symptoms of jaw pain, headaches, neck and shoulder pain.
As a specialist in the alignment of the teeth and jaw, Dr. Sema is well-equipped to evaluate and diagnose your TMJ related symptoms.
How TMJ is treated
TMJ disorder can be treated with braces as part of a program of orthodontic correction for a bite and misaligned (crooked) teeth. Dr. Sema also custom fabricates special mouth guards (known as “splints”) that prevent nighttime compulsive clenching or teeth grinding.
In severe cases, orthognathic surgery can be a possible solution if the other methods are not adequate means of restoring the jaw to healthy function.
Symptoms of TMJ:
- Persistent pain in your jaw
- Frequent headaches or migraines
- Pain in your back, neck and shoulders
- Jaw pops when chewing
- Ringing in your ears, earaches
If experiencing any of the above, make an appointment to see Dr. Sema and she can help you treat your TMJ disorder.
To make an appointment, call 205‑900‑4705 or click here to request an appointment online.