There are many factors which can cause or contribute to TMJ disorders. They include trauma – any blow to the head or chin, whiplash injury, poor posture, abnormal bite (malocclusion), arthritis and hereditary growth and development factors which contribute to skeletal malformation. Stress at work or home also has an impact on existing TMJ disorders. Muscle strain and spasm begin when the discs becomes displaced. Early signs of a TMJ disorder usually include clicking or popping noises. More severe displacements can be very painful. If left untreated, permanent change can result.
We are experts at diagnosing TMJ disorder and work very closely with triple board certified dentist, Greg Larson of The Center for TMJ and Sleep Apnea. We want to provide the best care for our patients and collaborate care to get a customized treatment plan for you.