TMJ Treatment - Rohnert Park, CA

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Causes of TMJ and TMD

If your jaw always feels tense or stiff, you may have developed a habit of grinding your teeth (bruxism) or have a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder (TMD). Many people suffer from migraines, headaches, and other symptoms of TMD without realizing there is a link between the health of their jaw and their overall health and well-being. Dr. Soonmyo Wheeler specializes in diagnosing and treating TMD through a variety of treatment options. Here, we not only help ease TMJ pain, but get to the root cause to restore health and function.

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“I want to help my patients make decisions in their life journey here. I love to help my patients make progress in their healthy lives by helping with these TMJ disorders.”
-Dr. Soonmyo Wheeler DDS. FAACP

Common symptoms of TMJ

A misalignment of the jaw is one of the most common reasons why people experience pain or tenderness around the jaw and neck. You’ll need to see an experienced dentist for an appropriate diagnosis. Dr. Wheeler will take some time to learn about your symptoms and lifestyle habits. We may take x-rays of the mouth and jaw to detect any other issues that could be triggering these symptoms.

Some of the common symptoms of TMJ pain include:

TMJ treatment options

If you are experiencing pain, swelling, and discomfort around the jaw, it’s important to seek treatment from an experienced specialist. Dr. Wheeler offers several effective, non-surgical treatment options that can reduce or eliminate pain and inflammation.
These include:

Splint Therapy

A mouthpiece or bite appliance is used to prevent and protect the teeth from clenching and grinding. Splint therapy also includes mouthpieces that re position the jaw to a more natural position.

Trigger Point Injections

Trigger point injections can help relieve muscle spasms and pain in the TMJ.

Spray and Stretch Therapy

This technique uses a combination of topical anesthetic spray and stretching of certain muscles to help alleviate TMJ pain.

Cold Laser Myofacial Pain Treatment

Cold laser therapy is a minimally-invasive option where a cold laser is guided over the TMJ to reduce inflammation and pain.

Chiropractic Care

We often work with chiropractors in conjunction with other treatment options in-office to help you get comprehensive care.

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You don’t have to live with the pain and discomfort of TMD. If you are suffering from TMJ symptoms, talk to our skilled doctor about your treatment options.

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