Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder causes painful symptoms in many different areas of your body. TMJ disorders are usually related to how your jaws fit together. While this disorder is common among US adults, it often goes undiagnosed and therefore untreated. Fortunately, proper treatment can alleviate these symptoms so that you can live a fuller life free from chronic jaw problems. To learn more about Dr. Ronald Konig's advanced Houston TMJ treatment, please call our dentistry practice at (713) 425-1302.
Common TMJ Symptoms
A TMJ disorder has the ability to affect your whole body. You may be experiencing one or more of the following symptoms as a result of TMJ problems:
- Chronic headaches
- Numbness in the arms or hands
- Neck, back and shoulder pain
- Clicking or popping jaws
- Broken and worn teeth
- Tinnitus (ringing in your ears)
- Facial pain near your cheeks or ears
- Chronic fatigue
These seemingly "non-dental" symptoms can be related to your bite, which is how your upper and lower jaws come together. The muscular strain caused by a poor bite can affect your entire musculature, as well as your joints and nerves.
Reclaim Your Health and Wellness with TMJ Treatment
Using neuromuscular dentistry technology, Dr. Konig can restore muscular balance in your jaw. After finding the most relaxed, optimal jaw position, Dr. Konig will determine how to make this position permanent, which may include treatment with the following:
- Dental crowns
- Dental implants
Dr. Konig has a complete understanding of how the alignment of your jaws affects the alignment of your entire body. This knowledge is essential for effective treatment of a TMJ disorder.
Advanced TMJ Treatment from Dr. Ronald Konig
TMJ disorders often go undiagnosed because they cause symptoms over the whole body, and general physicians may not be familiar with this type of bite-related problem. A dentist or doctor without the proper training cannot recognize the relationship between your teeth alignment and body alignment. Dr. Konig and other dentists who treat TMJ disorders are trained in orthopedics and orthodontics, and they have an extensive foundational training in general dentistry. Dr. Konig knows how the care he provides affects the health of your whole body.
Dr. Konig puts his education, training and experience to work in treating your TMJ pain:
- Fellow of the Las Vegas Institute
- Member of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
- Member of the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics
- Actively completes continuing education in TMJ treatment and other dentistry topics
- Experienced in the most advanced TMJ technology, including Myotronics K7 and TENS
You deserve a life free from painful TMJ-related symptoms. Dr. Konig understands how your teeth and jaws affect the rest of your body, and he will restore the harmony of this delicate balance.
If you are suffering painful TMJ symptoms and want to learn more about Dr. Konig's Houston TMJ treatments, please call the office of Ronald W. Konig, DDS, FAGD, LVIF, FIACA, at (713) 425-1302. We serve patients from all over, including Katy, Sugar Land and The Woodlands, Texas.