TMJ Treatment

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic facial and neck pain, as well as chronic headaches. In some cases, this pain originates in the temporomandibular joints (TMJ), which connect your lower jaw to your skull. Because our Boca Raton, FL and Coral Springs, FL dentists are also orthodontists, they are well-equipped to treat TMJ disorders (TMDs). Dr. Peter Wohlgemuth has even published research titled “Orthodontic Treatment and How it Relates to TMJ” in the American Journal of Orthodontics.

We Treat TMJ Disorders with Splints and Massage Therapy

Our orthodontists treat TMJ disorders with:

  • massage therapy
  • custom splints (similar to mouthguards) that work by keeping your teeth slightly apart
  • a combination of the two

A splint takes pressure off your TMJ and the surrounding muscles, and it can also relieve TMJ-related migraines. In addition, splints keep you from clenching or grinding your teeth, habits that some studies have linked to TMDs. In addition to splints for treating TMDs, we can fit you for custom mouthguards that protect your teeth during athletic activities.

Are You Experiencing Symptoms of TMJ Disorder?

TMJ disorder can be tricky to diagnose because many of its symptoms can also be caused by other health disorders. In addition to their extensive training and hands-on experience in treating it, Dr. Wohlgemuth and Dr. Ira Rothstein use high-tech tools to help them identify TMDs. Our advanced dental technology includes:
  • 3D imaging, which gives us a comprehensive view of your mouth and jaw.
  • iTero® Intraoral Scanners, which use digital technology instead of messy molding material when we take teeth impressions to fit your for a custom splint or mouthguard.
The primary symptom of a TMJ disorder is chronic jaw pain. Other symptoms include:
  • Trouble moving your jaw, or a jaw that gets “stuck”
  • Soreness in your face and/or neck
  • Pain when opening or closing your mouth
  • Chronic headaches and migraines