TMD Therapy and TMJ Pain Treatment

Neuromuscular physiologic dentistry is the area of dentistry that strives to place the jaw in its optimal position, relieving the symptoms associated with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD). Neuromuscular physiologic dentistry works with the hard tissues and soft tissues, muscles and nerves. When the jaw is misaligned, both the hard and soft tissues are affected and many physiological problems can result. When the TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is not aligned properly, a number of symptoms may appear.

TMJ and TMD Symptoms

Head and Neck Pain, Jaw Pain (clicking, popping, grinding), Headaches, Sensitive teeth, Ear pain to include vertigo and Ringing in the ears.

If you have one or some combination of these symptoms and have found no relief at your doctor’s office, you may be suffering from TMD. A highly trained TMD Physiologic dentist like Dr. Wallace can evaluate your symptoms with a thorough examination and will be able to tell you if you suffer from TMD.

TMD is a chronic degenerative disease that often takes years to develop; at the current time, millions of Americans suffer from this debilitating condition, and many don’t even realize it. Only a trained Physiologic dentist can determine what is the optimal position for your health.

  • Headaches or migraines
  • TMJ pain TMJ popping or clicking
  • Broken, worn or chipped teeth
  • Limited mouth opening or jaw locking
  • Ear congestion
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing or pain in the ears
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Loose Teeth
  • Clenching or grinding
  • Facial, Neck, Shoulder or Back Pain
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Chewing difficulties
  • Postural problems, vertigo, dizziness
  • Tingling of the fingertips
  • Hot & cold sensitivity of teeth
  • Nervousness or insomnia

Patrick talks about TMJ treatment with Dr. Wallace and his beautiful new smile.

Lori talks about TMJ treatment with Dr. Wallace. She is now living life pain-free after fixing her bad bite.

TMD Treatment

Once you have been diagnosed with TMD, Dr. Wallace will discuss the various treatment options with you and determine your best course of treatment. Some of the most successful TMD treatments include adjusting the bite, orthotics, orthodontics, and restoring the teeth to their correct position. Typically, treatment will involve the following:

  • Relieve muscle pain and spasms
  • Stabilize the bite
  • Manage the bite long-term
Let’s Get Started

What is my bad bite is doing to me?

This short TMJ video illustrates the concept of how Dr. Wallace treats TMD disorder through a non-surgical approach. Please watch to learn more about how a bad bite can wreak havoc on the muscles and joints!

Don’t let TMJ pain rule your life. Dr. Wallace is one of most highly-trained TMJ dentists in South Carolina. She has hundreds of hours of advanced physiologic-based dental training with successful TMJ pain therapy and TMD treatment outcomes.

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When can I schedule a visit?

Palmetto Smiles of Beaufort is open Monday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We will reserve your appointment as promptly as possible. If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you that day.

Is there a waiting list?

We try our best to stay on schedule to minimize your waiting. Due to the fact that Dr. Jennifer Wallace provides many types of dental services, various circumstances may lengthen the time allocated for a procedure. Emergency cases can also arise and cause delays. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

Please call us at (843) 524-7645 with any questions or to make a reservation.

“A Healthy Bite Pertains To More Than Just Your Teeth”

Jennifer Wallace, DMD