TMJ (TMD) Therapy

Does your child feel pain when trying to open their mouth, or does it hurt they move their mouth from side to side?  Your child could be suffering from the common problem of Tempromandibular Joint pain or Tempromandibular Dysfunction. Other symptoms include:

•Pain in the neck and/or shoulder

•Ringing in the ears

•Hearing loss or ear pain

•Grinding their teeth or clenching their jaw while sleeping

•Constantly feeling fatigued

•Hearing a popping  or grating sound, or any other noise in their jaw joints

•Suffering from chronic headaches in their temples or above their eyes

Because there can often be multiple causes for TMD symptoms, there’s not a “set” way of treating these challenging conditions. That said, the first step in any successful treatment is the proper diagnosis. Greater Boston Smiles can perform a comprehensive evaluation of your child including signs/symptoms and concerns you would like addressed. From there, we can suggest a customized treatment therapy for their condition—and in many cases, we can work with you to identify other treatment partners—such as physical therapists, chiropractors, cranio/mandibular specialists and/or massage therapists—who will all work together to bring your child relief.