Occlusal Specialist

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TMJ Pain/Dysfunction

TMJ Pain and Dysfunction

Did you know that over 15% of adults in this country suffer from chronic facial pain. Over the last 15 years I have noticed that 50% to 60% of adults in my practice exhibit signs or symptoms of TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) or more accurately TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction).

Common signs and symptoms include:

  • Any kind of headaches (migraine, cluster, stress)
  • Clicking or popping of the TMJ (jaw joint)
  • Pain or locking of the TMJ
  • Facial pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Ear pain
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Stuffiness in the ears
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Limited mouth openingproper bite I
  • Uncomfortable bite
  • Teeth shifting position
  • Excessively worn teeth
  • Gum recession
  • Clenching/grinding of the teeth
  • Cold or hot sensitivity of the teeth
  • Neck pain
  • Dizziness
  • Deep pain behind the eyes
There are many causes for your TMJ dysfunction, the most common are a troubled occlusion caused by grinding while sleeping, daytime clenching and a poorly designed dental treatment that’s thrown off your correct bite alignment. Dr. Bloom, a specialist in this area, has decades of advanced training in this area and has had great success treating TMJ issues without medications, or invasive treatment. He believes in occlusal guard therapy where you wear a custom designed mouth appliance when you sleep. The therapy is twofold, the occlusal guard allows the TMJs and muscles to settle so your pain lessens, and it is also diagnostic. If you get relief from the guard then your issue is the alignment of your bite and you don’t need surgery. Once he’s made your custom occlusal guard he’ll adjust /customize it to your bite so that you are 100% comfortable wearing it. For most of patients once they sleep with it won’t ever give it up– they sleep sounder and wake more rested. We have countless testimonials about our patient’s love affair with their occlusal guard. Just keep it our of harm’s way, our puppy almost made mine a chew toy.

For over 25 years, Dr. Bloom has successfully treated headache pain and related discomfort in the TMJ’s, facial muscles and tooth pain through occlusal therapy.

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