When it comes to treating TMJ, it is essential that you work with someone who is both trained and experienced in the field of neuromuscular dentistry. TMJ is an extremely complex issue that may have several contributing factors and approaching the problam with a one-size-fits-all solution is grossly insufficient and most often results in failure. Houston’s Best TMJ Dentist, Dr. Ronald Konig, understands this deeply. This is why he takes the time necessary to understand, diagnose, and treat the underlying causes of the condition with the goal of providing lasting relief.
Customized TMJ Treatment for True Relief of Symptoms and Pain
Dr. Konig offers a comprehensive range of TMJ treatment options. Some work well on their own in certain cases. All are complementary and can be used together for more complex neuromuscular dental issues. Dr. Konig’s experience and expertise in treating these difficult cases helps ensure all of our patients receive the best care and most effective results possible.
TMJ treatment options offered by Dr. Konig include:
- Muscle Relaxation. Dr. Konig offers TENS therapy, moist heat, and pharmacological agents to help relax and release tense jaw muscles. When pain is an issue, Iontophoresis can be used to deliver medications for optimal results
- Stabilization. Dr. Konig offers customized orthotics and mouthguards to hold the jaw in proper alignment and stabilize the bite. Nightguards can help prevent bruxism (teeth grinding) while neuromuscular orthotics and pressure release splints can help to relax the jaw, relieve pain, and restore alignment to the teeth. Physical therapy and exercises may be utilized with these treatments to further train the jaw
- Reconstruction. Restorative dental services, including crowns, bridges, and bonding, may be useful to restore alignment to the bite. These are often used in conjunction with other treatments to relieve pain and relax muscles, helping ensure long-lasting results
Dr. Konig addresses pain first and then begins to work on stabilizing the bite and restoring alignment. A unique approach on its own, Dr. Konig further distinguishes himself by taking a third step to address the actual cause of your condition.
Using advanced diagnostic tools and his years of TMJ experience, Dr. Konig will establish the root cause of your disorder and, working with this information, create an individualized treatment plan designed to correct the underlying problem and produce long-lasting comfort, alignment, and relief.
Do I Have TMJ? Signs and Symptoms of Jaw Misalignment
One of the most common signs of TMJ is noise in the jaw when biting or chewing. Clicking, popping, and grinding noises, even when not accompanied by other symptoms, should be brought to Dr. Konig’s attention right away.
Swelling in and around the jaw joint is another indication of TMJ. So too is generalized jaw pain, or increasing difficulty opening and shutting the mouth. Like noises in the jaw, these should not be ignored – they are often an indication of a looming problem.
In addition to issues in and around the jaw, TMJ may produce symptoms throughout the head, neck, and body. Some of these include:
- Ear ringing and pain
- Sinus pressure
- Facial swelling
- Chronic headaches
- Neck and back pain
- Numbness in the arms and fingers
- Changes in postural stability
These issues are often a sign of TMJ, but the cause may go overlooked for years because the jaw does not seem to be directly related to them. If you have struggled with headaches or any of the other possible symptoms of TMJ, Dr. Konig welcomes an opportunity to meet with you and provide a full diagnostic evaluation, enabling him to determine if your issues are related to a neuromuscular dental problem.
In many cases, chronic pain can be instantly relieved through the TMJ services offered at our Houston office. You don’t have to suffer. Call us today to schedule a consultation and learn more.
Houston’s Best TMJ Dentist
Dr. Konig has been voted the Best TMJ Dentist in Houston and has been selected as one of the city’s Top Dentists by Houstonia magazine along with both America’s Top Dentist and Super Dentist websites. He has enjoyed some of these distinctions for several years running, consistently making the lists since 2005.
These awards speak to Dr. Konig’s TMJ expertise and his unwavering commitment to patient comfort and satisfaction, but he does not rest on his laurels, content to keep things status quo. Committed to implementing the safest and most effective TMJ treatments available, Dr. Konig attends advanced dental courses, trainings, and workshops yearly, helping to ensure our patients continue to get the best care available. He applies his years of experience, unique training, and strict attention to detail to produce the highest-quality and most reliable solutions for each individual’s needs without exception, maintaining his dedication to being the best TMJ dentist in Houston, regardless of recognition or awards.
To learn how Dr. Konig can help you find comfort and lasting relief from TMJ pain, call the Konig Center for Cosmetic and Comprehensive Dentistry at 713-668-2289 and schedule a consultation today. Houston’s best TMJ dentist welcomes patients from The Woodlands, Katy, Sugar Land, and all surrounding areas of Texas.