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Advanced TMJ Care in San Luis Obispo

Find Relief from TMJ Symptoms

Do you suffer from chronic headaches and upper body pain? You could be suffering from TMJ disorder. We believe that there is a direct relationship between oral health and this kind of chronic pain. In my years working in neuromuscular dentistry, I have found that this type of upper body pain is frequently linked to occlusal or bite alignment problems, such as temporomandibular joint disease (also known as TMD or TMJ). TMJ affects millions of people. It is a chronic degenerative disease that may take years to develop. Occlusion (or bite) is affected by a triad of factors – the teeth, the muscles and the temporomandibular joints, and those who suffer fromTMJ often have a structural imbalance in their jaw-to-skull relationship, caused by a bad bite. If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, you may be a candidate for TMJ treatment:

  • Headaches or migraines
  • Stiffness or soreness in the neck, shoulders and back
  • Tingling of the fingertips
  • Insomnia
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Clenching or grinding
  • Dizziness
  • Ear congestion
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Limited mouth opening

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