Dentist Franklin Whiplash

Whiplash is an injury to the neck which often happens to people in automobile accidents. Among those victims of whiplash, 60% never fully recover. This could be because of unrecognized damage to your jaw joints and the muscles which support those joints.

 

Whiplash symptoms include:

-Neck pain, stiffness, and decreased range of -motion

-Headaches

-Numbness of the head and face

-Blurring of vision and pain behind the eyes

-Problems with balance

-Difficulty swallowing

-Ringing in the ears

-Jaw pain
 


If you are suffering from the persistent symptoms of whiplash and suspect that your jaw joints and muscles might have been damaged, contact Dr. Lee Palmer today for a quick and thorough evaluation of the joint area!

 

Treatment

 
Dr. Palmer will conduct a thorough evaluiation of the joint area. If the jaw muscles or  joints are damaged, treatment will involve fitting an orthodic device, or "splint," between your upper and lower teeth. This will limit the movement of the injured joints and properly support the jaw so that pain is reduced and healing can occur. It will also prevent further damage to the TMJ area.