TMJ (Jaw/Facial Pain)
If you’re suffering from chronic headaches, lockjaw, or dizziness, TMJ treatment may be what you need for relief. Our doctor regularly treats TMJ and will diagnose your symptoms, pinpoint the source of your pain, and find the best treatment. We have the resources and experience you need for fast, long-lasting TMJ pain relief.
Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) attaches your lower jaw to the rest of your skull. Unlike other joints in your body, the TMJ allows for a broad range of motion in order to facilitate actions such as chewing, swallowing, and speaking.
Some of the most versatile muscles in the body are located in the TMJ, along with large nerve clusters. When there is even slight strain, the resulting symptoms can negatively impact your comfort, mobility, and ability to perform crucial tasks.
Common TMJ symptoms include:
- Migraines and headaches
- Popping and clicking in the jaw
- Teeth grinding and lockjaw
- Facial pain and jaw pain
- Tinnitus, or ear pain and ringing
- Nausea and dizziness
- Head, neck, and shoulder pain
If these symptoms are part of your daily life, you may qualify for TMJ treatments.
TMJ Pain Relief
We often suggest regenerative medicine for patients suffering from severe TMJ symptoms. It focuses on amplifying the healing power your body naturally possesses. Regenerative cell therapies renew, repair, and replace damaged cells so that your body can recover effectively.
We use stem cell treatment as part of our regenerative medicine. By injecting young and healthy cells into the site of your TMJ pain, we can enhance healing. We inject patients with a high concentration of young, vital, donated mesenchymal stem cells. They are adopted by your body and begin repairing or transforming into muscle, bone, nerve, and other cells needed to support the TMJ in order to restore full function.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments are also integral to our regenerative medicine practice. PRP treatment supplies your TMJ with growth proteins and other healing factors that facilitate the repair of broken down tissues. PRP is made by concentrating your platelets into your plasma from a blood sample.
What Causes TMJ?
There are a number of potential contributing factors to a TMJ diagnosis. The most common causes of TMJ include:
- Chronic teeth grinding, or bruxism
- Missing teeth, or malocclusion
- Arthritis or some other degenerative disease
- Trauma and injury
- Muscle overuse
Our doctors have the experience and knowledge to diagnose your TMJ pain effectively. The TMJ is a complex joint, but we’re determined to find a simple treatment plan for your pain.
If you are looking for effective and long lasting relief for TMJ in Stuart, Port St Lucie, Palm City or any nearby area in Martin & St Lucie County, call us today at (772) 781-1101 for a complimentary consultation.