The term "TMJ" has become a common descriptor used to relate a constellation of symptoms emanating from the head and the neck. There are overlapping factors that often combine, manifesting in a report of pain or of limitation of movement and/or function.
The majority of orofacial pain problems are muscular in nature with an orthopedic component. I f there is no underlying medical disease, the success we see with treatment is predictable. Oral appliances can be designed to reduce excessive muscle firing activity of the orofacial muscles that we use to chew and speak. They can be designed to address tender tissue behind the jaw joint apparatus that has been compressed by increasing the available joint space to allow for healing.
Treatment is problem-specific, highly individualized and most effective when recognized early. Please contact our office so that we can obtain a thorough history in order to determine the direction your treatment should take.
Dr. Rubin fabricated a specific oral appliance to improve this patient's quality of life. After suffering with jaw pain for 15 years, he is pain free and feels that this ... Read more