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TMJ Therapy

Relieving your jaw pain so you can take your life back!

What Is TMJ?

Get the lowdown on this common disorder.

Do you often experience jaw or facial pain? Are you suffering from migraines or clicking in your jaw? Then you may need TMJ therapy in Columbus, GA.

Your jaw joint, referred to as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), can be negatively affected by issues such as a misaligned bite, genetics, or trauma/injury. When this happens, it can cause complex problems that cause your jaw to click, lock, or ache.

Dr. Collier has the experience and skill to help relieve your jaw pain and diagnose TMJ disorders.

Here is what you need to know about TMJ:

Causes

TMJ, or “Temporomandibular Joint Disorder” is a common issue that occurs when this specific joint becomes inflamed. Several conditions have been linked to TMJ but it’s difficult to identify one single cause.

This disorder can be caused by:

  • Jaw or head injuries

  • Arthritis

  • Stress

  • Teeth grinding

  • Clenching

  • Trauma

  • Poor posture

Symptoms

TMJ has many signs and symptoms that affect each patient with different levels of intensity.

The most common TMJ symptoms are:

  • Headaches, migraines, earaches, and pain or pressure behind the eyes

  • A clicking or popping sound when you open or close your mouth

  • Difficulties when yawning, widely opening the mouth, or chewing

  • Pain and swelling around the jaw joint

  • Tenderness of the jaw muscles

Diagnosis

To begin, Dr. Collier checks your joints and muscles for tenderness, clicking, popping, or difficulty moving.

He then uses our iTero scanner to obtain 3D images of your jaw and analyzes the structure and movement pattern.

After this thorough evaluation, you and Dr. Collier will develop a comprehensive strategy to treat and manage your symptoms.

Depending on his findings, Dr. Collier may suggest lifestyle changes, medication, or a specific oral appliance.

How Can Dr. T. Lance Collier Help?

Our expert can provide long-lasting relief by identifying the root cause of your problem.

When it comes to TMJ problems, the earlier you seek treatment, the better!

Dr. Collier truly believes that simple measures can have a significant impact on TMJ prevention and treatment. Thanks to his extensive training and vast experience, he can help you achieve long-lasting pain relief with a non-invasive approach.

One of the most effective methods for treating TMJ is the use of custom-made oral appliances. These appliances keep your jaw in its correct physiological position while relieving unnecessary pain and tension.

They can also be used to prevent teeth grinding or clenching during your sleep.

If you’re experiencing TMJ pain, schedule your appointment and let Dr. Collier help you find the ideal solution.

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