TMJ Therapy – Memphis, TN
Dr. Piper is a Memphis specialist in the treatment of TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder). TMJ interferes with the basic opening and closing movements of the jaw. Unfortunately, these joints are a common area for recurring pain.
Although many believe that a “popping” sound in the jaw indicates a TMJ dysfunction, this is not always true. Many times, your jaw is functioning properly even if a “popping” sound is present when chewing or talking.
Possible problems include swelling, deterioration of the joint tissue or damaged joint tissue (which cushions the jaw bones during the opening and closing movement of the mouth). Dr. Piper specializes in the relief of TMJ symptoms.
Alternate treatments: for more serious cases of TMJ, we will recommend alternate treatments. Often, we will suggest using a splint, made in our own lab, to relieve teeth grinding. In some cases, we will instruct you to use orthodontic appliances or retainers to alleviate discomfort. For the most severe cases of TMJ, we may recommend a combination of interventions.
Call today if you’re in the greater Memphis area and need treatment or therapy for TMJ. Our 2 locations are easy to access from Cordova, Germantown, Collierville & Eads.