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“Head and neck trauma, sleep apnea, orthodontic treatment, joint clicking and popping, teeth clenching and grinding as well as physical, emotional, or chemical stressors can exacerbate an existing, yet subclinical TMJ disorder.”

-Dr. J. Brian Allman

 

 

 

TMJ disorders (TMD) are affected by many factors: a minor blow to the jaw, whiplash, head or neck trauma, genetic predisposition, difficult childbirth, missing teeth, unresolved chronic pain issues, and more. Many conditions can result in painful jaw disorders. The disruption of smooth jaw movement can eventually lead to head, neck, and jaw pain, TMJs that click or lock while chewing or yawning, as well as a many other symptoms. We often discover facial and postural distortions while examining our chronic TMJ disorder patients. These distortions include:

  • Jaws not lining up- Dental midline asymmetry and deep overbites
  • Eyes appearing shaped and canted differently- One eye round, the other almond
  • Ears at different angles/heights relative to the skull- Glasses that sit crooked on the face
  • Forward head posture- Habitual “bird-watching” posture
  • Rounded shoulders- Slouched appearance

Why choose Dr. Allman for your treatment?  Dr. Allman has been a worldwide leader in the area of TMJ Disorders, craniofacial pain and oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea for many, many years.  Ask your physician who they would refer you to for treatment.   If you believe you may have a TMJ disorder, please visit the TMJ Therapy and Sleep Center of Nevada today. We will help resolve your TMJ problems. Schedule your appointment today!

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