Temporomandibular joint disorder, called "TMJ," can cause a variety of painful symptoms, including chronic headaches and facial soreness. At the practice of Dr. Paul Sussman and Dr. Meredith Pogal, we offer real-world solutions for this common dental problem. Unfortunately, TMJ often goes undiagnosed. General pain is difficult for non-dental professionals to connect to TMJ. Headache treatments may be recommended to you, but these won't get at the actual cause of your symptoms.
Our experienced dentists first determine the most relaxed, ideal position of your bite and jaws. Then we create a customized orthotic device that holds the jaw in that position, thereby relieving tension, stress and exertion on the TMJ. A misaligned bite can cause strain in these joints, which could be causing your symptoms.