Advanced TMJ Treatment in Brandon
Bay Area TMJ & Sleep Center is devoted exclusively to the comprehensive treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMJ), Craniofacial Pain, Chronic Headaches and Migraines as well as Sleep Disordered Breathing such as snoring and sleep apneic patients who are “CPAP Intolerant.”
Just as patients are unique in their own way, treatments for TMJ disorders, Craniofacial Pain, and Sleep Disordered Breathing are also unique in their treatment process. At Bay Area TMJ & Sleep Center in Brandon there’s TMJ treatment customized for each patient. Because no two patients are exactly the same, we offer a wide variety of oral appliances as well as customized therapy to work hand-in-hand to maximize the treatment process.
TemporoMandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder is a medical condition that affects 5% to 12% of adults. Located in front of your ears, the joint connects your jaw and skull and allows you to talk and chew. A TMJ disorder usually involves the disc but may also involve the bone of the joint. A TMJ disorder can be painful but many times it is painless.
TemporoMandibular Dysfunction (TMD) disorder includes the jaw joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and/or nerves. When the masticatory muscles (the muscles that move the jaw) are dysfunctional then, symptoms from mild to severe pain can result within the jaw joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and/or nerves of the face, head, neck and shoulders.
Patients with TMJ or TMD may require such treatments as short-term medications, physical therapy and/or a specialized orthotic appliance, often called a splint or mouth guard, designed specifically to treat TMJ and/or TMD disorders. Only a dentist who specializes in the treatment of TMJ and TMD disorder can effectively treat the cause of the pain and discomfort. Dr. David Busciglio of Bay Area TMJ & Sleep Center specializes in TMJ treatment in Brandon.
Jaw clenching and/or teeth grinding can cause TMJ disorders, facial pain, headaches and/or migraines. Eventually, it can cascade to your head, neck, and shoulder muscles, which can cause muscle spasms and pain.
TMJ and TMD can also cause ear symptoms. Ear pain, in the absence of infection, is likely due to a TMD / TMJ disorder. Ear pain comes from the ligament being pinched or compressed between the jaw joint and the ear canal. In Brandon there’s TMJ treatment help at Bay Area TMJ & Sleep Center.
There are different types of headaches, however; the most common is the “tension-type” headache. Caused by muscular contractions, many people who complain of chronic headaches and/or migraines may also have a TMJ disorder. Tension headaches are caused by over active jaw muscles from clenching and/or grinding of teeth. In most cases, tension headaches can be treated without the use of medications.
- TMJ / TMD
- Jaw Problems
- Joint Clicking / Popping
- Joint / Jaw Locking
- Limited mouth Opening / Closing
- Joint / Jaw Pain
- Chronic Jaw Pain
- Clenching Teeth
- Grinding Teeth
- Ear Pain
- Ear Stuffiness / Fullness
- Ringing / Buzzing Ears
- Facial Pain
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Headaches / Migraines
- Chronic Headaches
- Sleep Apnea
- CPAP Intolerance
If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms, there is help in Brandon for TMJ treatment. Call Bay Area TMJ & Sleep Center today to schedule a comprehensive evaluation with Dr. Busciglio for a diagnosis and treatment plan. Your health is important and living a life pain-free is possible. Dr. Busciglio is a dentist in Brandon specializing specifically in TMJ/TMD and craniofacial pain treatment.