Our TMJ Services
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD or TMJ) can cause a variety of strange symptoms, many of them seemingly unrelated. Have you experienced any of the following:
- Migraines or headaches
- Facial pain
- Jaw pain
- Sensitive teeth
Tooth and Jaw Problems
- Loose teeth
- Sore teeth
- Worn down or cracked teeth
- Clenching or grinding
- Limited mouth opening, or jaw “locking”
- Popping or clicking noises in your jaw
Unusual Sensations and Symptoms
- Numbness in your fingers or arms
- Stiffness or soreness in the neck, shoulders and back
- Tingling of the fingertips
- Ear congestion
- Ringing in the ears
If you have more than one of these symptoms, they could be TMD related.
Dr. Pitts takes measurements of your mouth in various positions to determine how your bite is aligned. He will also use Doppler technology to listen to sounds in your jaw, and a facebow, a device that records the relationship between your jaws and TMJ, and then creates a cast of your mouth so Dr. Pitts can get a complete picture of your jaw.
Once Dr. Pitts has taken all the necessary measurements, he may implement splint therapy, a lightweight orthotic fit to your upper or lower teeth. They can be worn during the day, and at night to gently reposition your jaw.