Many Houston patients who suffer from chronic headaches, neck aches, clicking or popping jaws, or facial pain near the cheeks or ears may have TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) disorder. These symptoms are usually related to the bite or how the jaws fit together. TMJ is treated by dentists trained in orthopedics and orthodontics, in addition to advanced general dental techniques. If you live in the Houston area and are experiencing these symptoms, call or contact Dr. Konig’s office to set up a consultation.
If you would like to perform a self-diagnosis for TMJ, download our home assessment to check for symptoms.
Many people suffer from dizziness, earaches, face, head, neck shoulder, and back pain. They may also suffer chronic fatigue, irritability, blocked or ringing ears, difficulty in swallowing, temporary loss of memory and arthritis-like joint pains or numbness in parts of the body that seem to have no relation to the teeth.
The case is frequently unrecognized by physicians whose standard training has not equipped them to understand the relationship between the teeth and jawbone and the alignment of the jaws and rest of the body. Many dentists are also unaware of how closely their work is linked to a patient’s general health.
Consequently, thousands of chronic sufferers go from one medical specialist to another, taking potent drugs which fail to bring relief, even having needless surgery when the pain becomes unbearable or being referred to psychiatrists who cannot help them because these experts are concentrating on the symptoms without recognizing the cause. Learn more by visiting our TMJ Questions page.
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Dr. Konig understands and has received training in this delicate relationship between the teeth and the skeletomuscular balance of the head, neck, and back.
For more information about TMJ treatment in Houston, The Woodlands, Katy,Sugar Land and other areas throughout Texas, please contact neuromuscular dentist, Dr. Konig today.