TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders are a family of problems related to your complex jaw joint. If you have had symptoms like pain or a “clicking” sound, you’ll be glad to know that these problems are more easily diagnosed and treated than they were in the past. Since some types of TMJ problems can lead to more serious conditions, early detection and treatment are important.
Trouble with Your Jaw? TMJ disorders develop for many reasons. You might clench or grind your teeth, tightening your jaw muscles and stressing your Temporomandibular joint. Or, you may have a damaged jaw joint due to injury or disease. Whatever the cause, the results may include a misaligned bite, pain, clicking or grating noises when you open your mouth, or trouble opening your mouth wide.
The symptoms associated with TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorders) on the other hand are very specific, but admittedly similar to some of the symptoms of true migraine headaches. The symptoms of TMD are:
- Frequent of recurrent headaches with the associated pain always being located where the muscles of mastication are attached to the bone of the face and skull.
- Frequent or recurrent earaches. This can be unilateral or bilateral and frequently described by patients as a “deep earache”.
- Neck pain that occurs where the muscles that control head movement are connected to the skull and upper torso.
- Pain in the mandible, (jaw). This pain can radiate from above and is frequently confused with dental pain. Many patients have actually had teeth extracted thinking that the pain was coming from the teeth.
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
- Hearing problems frequently described and a feeling of fullness in the ear or talking inside of a drum
- Shoulder or arm pain or tightness
- Arm/hand/finger tingling or numbness
- Inability to open the lower jaw fully or locking of the jaw
Many people who experience unexplained headaches, earaches, neck pain, jaw pain, vertigo or shoulder/arm pain do not realize that these symptoms are due to the inflammation in their JAW JOINT resulting in Temporomandibular Joint Disorders.
Dr. Falender and his staff were so compassionate
“I didn’t realize how much TMJ was impacting my life because I’d lived with the symptoms for so long, but Dr. Falender and his staff were so compassionate, knowledgeable, understanding and helpful. I’m so glad I sought their help—they’ve made such a difference! Thanks for all you do!”- Actual TMJ Patient
DID YOU KNOW that nearly 50% of all women suffer with unexplained headaches, migraines, earaches, neck pain, jaw pain, vertigo or shoulder/arm pain?
Most people do not realize that these symptoms are due to the inflammation in their JAW JOINT.
Dr. Urbanek’s TMJ Splint is a small acrylic piece that fits comfortably in the mouth and is uniquely designed to relieve the jaw joint inflammation. It’s more than just a dental splint or mouth guard… it’s a life changer!
Dr. Tony Urbanek, inventor of the patent pending, drug-free, non-surgical, permanent solution to jaw joint problems, arrived at this treatment after performing thousands of surgeries and realizing the relief was often only temporary. He went above and beyond the typical dental mouth guard or splint. The result: To-date over 1,000 patients have been treated with this pioneering new method with over 90% success.
This patented device is designed to remove 90% of the load from the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). By doing so, the inflammation is decreased and the symptoms are relieved.
The Urbanek TMJ Splint is unique from other devices used to treat TMD because it can be comfortably worn 24/7 to quickly relieve the joint.
2000 Splints Delivered with a 95% Success Rate!
Nearly 1 of 2 women between the ages of 16-65 are suffering with TMD related symptoms.
Schedule a consultation to find out if you are a candidate for the Urbanek TMJ Splint!
Dr. Lawrence Falender is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery including wisdom tooth removal, bone grafting procedures, the placement of dental implants, and much more. He is also the most qualified healthcare provider to diagnose and treat facial pain and injuries.
All of the different, varied and apparently unrelated symptoms associated with TMD are derived directly from inflammation within the TMJ. This explains why TMD could be often misdiagnosed as something else. Most commonly, TMD is thought to be migraine headaches.
95%-98% of TMD patients are successfully treated using our patented Urbanek Device without surgery and without medications!