The thing about pain is it affects every aspect of your life. It hinders your sleep, it distracts you from daily tasks, and chronic long term pain can start affecting other parts of your body. A bad knee can lead to a bad hip and the pain lingers on and on.
Did you know that TMJ and Jaw pain can affect your entire body? It can! That’s why Dr. Vickie Greenberg has made TMJ and Jaw pain a focus of her orthodontic practice. No one should have to live in pain, and jaw pain can be absolutely debilitating.
The temporomandibular joint is a like sliding hinge that connects your jawbone to your skull. TMJ refers to any number of disorders that can cause pain in your jaw. TMJ is caused by many things, including injury, arthritis, clenching or grinding your teeth, and even genetics.
Often people grind their teeth without realizing it, and that can be caused by uneven or misaligned teeth. This can be treated with orthodontics, and Dr. Greenberg uses a holistic approach to treat TMJ. She appreciates that the body works as a whole made up of many parts.
When one part of your body stops working correctly, or causes you pain, the rest of your body quickly starts to feel the effects.
Dr. Greenberg has had great success treating TMJ with conservative and gentle techniques. She takes great care to avoid surgery whenever possible and believes that it should be a last resort.
Dr. Greenberg advocates using the latest and best technology in her office, and has had great success using the Fotona Laser to treat pain in TMJ cases. It works by reducing inflammation and increasing blood flow to the area.
Dentofacial orthodontic devices may be necessary to correct an improper bite in some cases of TMJ. When your teeth are misaligned, chewing may cause damage in your TMJ. Correcting that bite can effectively treat the cause of your pain symptoms.
There’s no reason for you to continue living in pain. TMJ pain can be debilitating after prolonged suffering. Your sleep can be affected, the foods you choose to eat may not be best for optimal health, and your professional and social life can become difficult to manage.
Dr. Greenberg is located in Altadena, and she treats patients from Pasadena and all over the San Gabriel Valley.
If you or a loved one suffers from TMJ, or you believe that you may have a TMJ diagnosis, don’t wait another day to get the treatment you need to start feeling better. Call (626) 798-7645 and schedule a consultation today!