Dr. Murugavel has extensive training and experience to serve patients who have TMJ pain or orthodontic concerns. Using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, We treat patients with a high level of care and understanding.
Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) affect millions of adults who often have unexplained toothaches, facial pain and headaches. Commonly referred to by patients as “TMJ”, TMD is a complex group of disorders that is often misunderstood by the medical and dental communities.
There is no single approach to treating TMJ pain. Here we believe in the most conservative, non-surgical treatment possible. Less than 3% of TMJ cases require surgery. TMJ therapy may be as simple as wearing a splint or mouth guard. Others may require an adjustment to the bite using orthodontic treatment or dental crowns or dental implants to change the timing and force of the bite.
In complex cases, We may take an interdisciplinary approach, working with periodontist and orthodontist to restore health and proper alignment as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
Signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders may include:
Frequent headaches or migraine headaches
Pain in the face, neck, or shoulders
Popping or clicking in the jaw joints
TMJ disorders can put limits on your quality of life. Our mission is to provide patients with a caring environment, where we can mutually discover the cause of their head, neck and or facial pain. We provide each patient with the most effective, non-surgical and individualized treatment possible to relieve their discomfort. Combining experience and the latest technology, we are committed to restoring our patients’ quality of life.
If you have unexplained pain in the head, neck or face, contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about treatment options.