If you suffer from recurring, migraine-like headaches that have otherwise evaded diagnosis and treatment, New Jersey neuromuscular dentist Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb may be able to help.
Painful, chronic headaches are among the most common symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD), a condition often caused by a misaligned jaw or a bite problem. TMJ/TMD is frequently misdiagnosed or missed entirely by physicians without training in the specialized field of neuromuscular dentistry because TMJ/TMD shares a number of symptoms with other ailments such as arthritis, sinus infections and periodontal disease.
Neuromuscular dentistry focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ/TMD based on a thorough understanding of the complex network of nerves, joints, muscles, tendons and bones where your jaw connects to your skull. Once the source of your TMJ/TMD is determined, Dr. Swaintek-Lamb will recommend a custom TMJ/TMD treatment plan to correct the problem and relieve your discomfort.
TMJ/TMD treatment may involve the use of oral appliances to correct a misaligned jaw or improper bite position. The right solution for you will depend on the specifics of your condition.
If you would like to learn more about TMJ/TMD diagnosis and treatment, please contact Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville to schedule your personal consultation with neuromuscular dentist Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb. We welcome patients from the Bernardsville and Morristown, New Jersey, areas.