Take a look at the following symptoms:
- Pain in the face, jaw, head, and neck
- Difficulty chewing
- Locked jaw or limited jaw movement
- Audible jaw sounds (clicking or popping)
- Earaches or ringing in the ears
- Unexplained tooth wear
Do any of these symptoms sound familiar? If so, you may be one of the millions of people who suffer from TMJ dysfunction, a condition in which the the jaw joints are misaligned causing pain and discomfort in various parts of the head, neck, face, and back. Although the exact cause of TMJ dysfunction is unknown, it can be traced back to teeth grinding (bruxism), an injury, illness, and chronic stress.
This condition stems from misaligned jaw joints and can be treated and corrected by a dentist with advanced training in the field. Waco dentist Corbet Locke has studied TMJ dysfunction at the expert level and has relieved countless patients from their TMJ pain and discomfort.
Neuromuscular dentistry is a special field that recognizes chronic headaches and other pain as a symptom of TMJ disorder. Dr. Locke has studied at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, and has years of training and experience in this field. Therefore, he uses only the most cutting age knowledge and technology to diagnose and treat your TMJ dysfunction.
Using advanced technology, Dr. Locke can effectively treat TMJ, as well as determine the extent of the damage and the best method to restore your bite and realign your jaw joints. If you suffer from any of the symptoms above, call Dr. Locke’s dental office in Waco, Texas at (254) 776-4888 to reserve your appointment.