Get Relief From Chronic Jaw Pain With Dr. Craig Steichen

From Trauma To Teeth Grinding, Dr. Steichen Will Accurately Diagnose And Treat Your TMJ Pain.

What is TMJ?

We all have a TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, on either side of our head. It is the hinge joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. When this joint becomes inflamed, it can cause numerous painful symptoms, including:

  • Jaw pain and pain in the face, neck, shoulders, or ears when speaking, yawning, or chewing
  • Jaw gets stuck when opened or closed
  • Unable to open the mouth widely
  • Chronic headaches or neck aches
  • Chronic headaches or neck aches
TMJ Animation

What Causes TMJ Pain?

  • Teeth grinding/bruxism
  • Teeth clenching
  • Trauma
  • Arthritis

Treating Your Jaw Pain With An Occlusal Adjustment

Whatever the reason, Dr. Steichen will get to the bottom of your jaw pain and treat your TMJ. He may prescribe a nightguard to be worn while you sleep to protect your teeth and jaw from the unnatural forces of bruxism and clenching. However, an occlusal adjustment might be the answer to your jaw pain. An occlusal adjustment is a simple procedure where Dr. Steichen smoothes specific areas of your tooth surfaces that interfere with each other when you bite down. Your teeth are smoothed little by little until they come together in the proper position.

Relieve Jaw Pain And Other TMJ Symptoms With An Occlusal Adjustment