TMJ Therapy in Naples
This relatively common jaw affliction involves the temporomandibular joint that connects your lower jaw to the bottom of your skull just in front of both ears. This joint makes it possible for you to talk, chew, and even yawn.
TMJ disorder, also known as TMJ dysfunction, can present itself in a variety of ways. You might be a candidate for TMJ therapy if you experience issues such as:
- Unexplained headaches or neck pain
- A clicking or popping sound when you move your jaw
- Shoulder and back pain
- Stiff jaw
- Sore jaw muscles
- Facial swelling
TMJ therapy can prevent future dental problems
The key to avoiding future dental problems that can result from TMJ disorder is early intervention. Left untreated, TMJ disorder can lead to tooth damage and tooth loss, potentially even requiring corrective surgery.
A misaligned bite is a common cause of TMJ disorder. Dr. Lucas may fit you with a specially made bite appliance that will protect your teeth from any further damage. He also may suggest stress management techniques that reduce the teeth grinding common with TMJ disorder.
Call us today at (239) 262-5851 to schedule your appointment and learn more about our TMJ therapy services in Naples.