TMJ Treatment – Houston, TX

Houston TMJ Expert

Do you wake up with sore and tired jaw muscles? Have you noticed that your jaw joints pop and click when you open and close your mouth, making basic tasks like eating uncomfortable? Dr. Tom Hall is an orthodontist with TMJ expertise who can help get your discomfort caused by TMJ under control, whether it’s a result of a past injury or bite misalignment. Call our orthodontic office today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can ease your chronic jaw pain with TMJ treatment in Houston.

Why Choose Hall Orthodontics & TMJ for TMJ Treatment?

  • An Orthodontist with Expertise in TMJ Treatment
  • Complimentary First Examination to Assess Your Case
  • Orthodontist with Over 28 Years of Experience

Symptoms of TMJ Disorder (TMD)

Woman laying in bed touching her jaw in pain

When your jaw joints are sustaining extra tension and pressure due to overworked muscles, bite misalignment, or tooth alignment issues, you may experience a wide range of symptoms that include some or all of the following:

  • Pain, ringing, or fullness in and around the ear
  • Chronic neck and headaches
  • Migraines
  • Limited opening of mouth
  • Clicking, popping, or crunching sounds when you open and close your mouth
  • Tension in the muscles surrounding the jaw joints
  • Jaw that locks
  • General pain in the jaw and area around the joints
  • Bruxism, or the nightly grinding and clenching of your teeth

While not every case of TMD requires extensive intervention, in those where it’s impacting your daily life by causing you chronic pain or routine discomfort, treatment is necessary.

How Does an Orthodontist Treat TMD or TMJ Disorder?

At Hall Orthodontics & TMJ, we offer comprehensive treatment options for TMD. Dr. Hall has a unique treatment approach to this condition with conservative removal bite devices combined with orthodontic intervention, as TMD can be caused by bite misalignment and tooth alignment.

To address the underlying cause of your discomfort, he offers multiple ways to relieve the muscle tension and night bruxing hyperactivity, including intraoral splints to help stabilize and relieve stress in the muscles and the jaw joints, as well as conservative orthodontic options to stabilize the bite alignment.

It is not necessary to wear the devices during the day, only at night. TMD should not require the patient to have all teeth capped or crowned. This is excessive and comes with a set of other problems.

To learn which of our TMJ interventions will work best for your unique case, seek help today by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Hall and learn what the underlying cause of your condition might be.