Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction ( TMJ ) is a progressive disease. Symptoms usually continue to worsen over time, eventually interfering with every day life. Treating TMJ disorder at an early stage is recommended. As a neuromuscular dentist, Dr. Sudikoff uses advanced technology to help her find a physiologically healthy bite relationship.
Reasons for Treating TMJ..... to feel better!
TMJ sufferers report that their symptoms generally worsen during periods of unexpected stress, and that intense outbreaks of the condition can lead to neck pain, headaches, migraines, ringing in the ears and dizziness.
The most common cause of TMJ is the misalignment of the teeth, often referred to as a "bad bite" Painful symptoms are caused by the constant overuse of the muscles of the head and neck to align the bad bite. 90% of facial pain is from muscle fatigue and overuse. It is possible for Dr. Sudikoff to eliminate the majority of your symptoms through the use of an orthotic. An orthotic is a lower jaw appliance that is built to your body's comfortable physiologic rest position. The orthotic will improve or eliminate the pounding headaches, the jaw pain, and the dizziness.
Call today for your TMJ evaluation and get your life back! 704 632-9922