Temporomandibular Joint/TMJ Dysfunction
Dr. Newhart specializes in treating craniofacial pain and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders involving the jaw joints.
When the jaw joints fail to function properly and cause pain, it is known as Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD), and the causes can vary from person to person.
Dr. Newhart offers effective conservative treatment options that have helped many individuals. In cases where patients experience more complex issues, Dr. Newhart employs a multi-disciplinary approach to provide comprehensive care, aiming to eliminate or significantly alleviate their pain.
What is Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction?
The optimal functioning of the jaw depends on the well-being of various components, including facial muscles, bones, nerves, ligaments, and jaw joints. Issues arising in any of these areas can lead to significant discomfort and functional limitations.
What are some Symptoms of TMJ Dysfunction:
- Jaw pain or tenderness
- Difficulty or discomfort while chewing
- Clicking, popping, or grinding sounds in the jaw joint
- Headaches or migraines
- Earaches or ringing in the ears (tinnitus)