TMJ Treatment in Milwaukee, WI
At WisconsinSmiles, we understand the pain associated with temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction. This is why our top Milwaukee dentist wants to treat your TMJ dysfunction today.
What Is TMJ?
The TMJ is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull, and it is located just below your ears on either side of your head. This joint is flexible and allows you to speak, yawn, and chew a wide variety of foods. This joint also allows you to flex our lower jaw from side-to-side.
What Are the Symptoms of TMJ Dysfunction?
When this joint and the nerves surrounding the joint become inflamed, muscles in the head, neck, shoulder, back, and face have to work harder to compensate.
Symptoms of TMJ dysfunction include:
- Chronic headaches
- Jaw Pain
- Clicking sounds when chewing or speaking
- A grinding feeling in the joint
- Jaw locking
- Difficulty chewing
- Muscle weakness or fatigue in the face
- Bite issues
- Joint swelling
- Ear problems or pain
What Causes TMJ Dysfunction?
Dr. Roberto Monteagudo is a maxillofacial expert, and he has studied TMJ dysfunction extensively. It is his goal to help you overcome the far-reaching symptoms of TMJ dysfunction, which may be caused by one or more of the following:
- Bite Issues
- Bruxism (clenching or grinding your teeth at night)
No matter the cause, the ensuing pain can be extreme, but Dr. Monteagudo offers relief in our Milwaukee dental office!
As a restorative and cosmetic dentist dedicated to caring compassionately for his patients, Dr. Monteagudo commits many hours every year to ongoing education in the area of neuromuscular dentistry. Using this revolutionary science, he delivers low-frequency electrical impulses to the jaw muscles with the TENS K-7 unit.
These neuromuscular impulses cause the jaw to relax in its ideal position so that Dr. Monteagudo can diagnose the cause of your TMJ dysfunction! This machine also measures and records the correct alignment of your TMJ to help our dentist better treat and correct your bite issue.
If he finds that your dysfunction stems from a misaligned bite, Dr. Monteagudo will recommend a treatment course that addresses this underlying issue.
TMJ Treatment Options
Based on your diagnosis and the underlying cause of your TMJ dysfunction, our Milwaukee dentist may create a treatment plan that utilizes one or more of the following:
- Neuromuscular therapy—learn more about this in our patient library
- An orthodontic mouth guard
- Bite reconstruction
During your TMJ treatments and therapies in our dental office, you will be kept relaxed and comfortable.
Contact Our Dental Office
At WisconsinSmiles, our team is dedicated to helping patients overcome the pain of TMJ dysfunction. And we have been doing this successfully for almost three decades—even making TMJ dysfunction checks a regular part of our patient’s dental exams.
In our Milwaukee dental office, we regularly treat patients from across the state, including Elm Grove, Wauwatosa, Waukesha, and Milwaukee.
If you’re experiencing the symptoms of TMJ dysfunction, contact our dental office today.