Get TMJ Treatment in Franklin, TN from Dr. Lee Palmer
If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, you may have TMJ:
- Frequent headaches
- Jaw pain (popping or clicking)
- Recessed gum line or sensitivity
- Neck or facial pain and tension
- Pain behind the eyes
- Numbness or tingling in the fingers
- Trouble chewing
Unlike other dental conditions, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMJ is not a tooth-by-tooth problem but a systemic one. It originates from a "bad bite." Even the slightest misalignment can trigger jaw tension, leading to TMJ.
TMJ is a serious condition having to do with the relationship between the teeth, muscles and jaw joints.
Unfortunately, many who suffer from TMJ can not find effective treatment. Patients have reported going from dentist to dentist, even consulting physicians, only to find that no one was able to help.
It is not in your head; TMJ is a very real and painful disorder! We understand what you have been going through.
TENNESSEAN (Nashville Banner, years ago in his golden years)-- Dentists generally are thought of specifically as teeth doctors, but would you believe dentists can also help relieve headaches, earaches, ringing in the ears, aching behind the eyes, neck, and back pain? "Most people don't think of us when they are having pain in other areas other than the mouth," says Dr. Lee Palmer, a Franklin dentist. Often, Dr. Palmer discovers the patients pain is being caused by conditions known as myofascial pain disorder (MPD) and temporomandibular joint dysfunction. With the help of a relatively new neuromuscular biocomputer, Dr. Palmer is able to detect the source of the pain as well as devise ways to treat the patient. In numerous situations its a posture/function problem involving the muscles and body alignment. Patients first fill out a questionnaire to see if they qualify for the treatment, if they do, then they are hooked up to the computer. "The good thing about this process is that there are no needles, nothing intrusive, basically there's no pain or very little pain," says Dr. Palmer. If you have any questions, please call our office at (615) 794-0756.