Missouri TMJ/TMD Treatment

Causes of TMJ/TMD

Serving Hannibal and St. Louis, Missouri and Quincy, Illinois areas

According to the National Pain Foundation, approximately 75 percent of the population suffers from one or more symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Most people manage transient pain themselves, but many end up seeking the help of a qualified neuromuscular dentist for diagnosis and treatment.

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a complex system where powerful and frequently used muscles, facial nerves, and vessels all come together. Because of the complexity of the joint, there are many possible causes of TMJ/TMD. This disorder is best described as a collection of dysfunctions. The job of Missouri neuromuscular dentist Dr. Charles Janes is to determine the underlying cause of TMJ/TMD in order to treat it effectively.

Causes of TMD

There are numerous factors that may cause TMD that is severe enough to make you seek treatment, including:


Signs and Symptoms of TMJ/TMD

The signs and symptoms of TMJ/TMD include:

According to the National Pain Foundation, most people suffer multiple symptoms, which when left untreated, may develop into chronic TMJ/TMD

Treating TMJ/TMD

Once Dr. Janes diagnoses and identifies the underlying cause of your TMJ/TMD, he is able to put together a comprehensive treatment plan. Depending on specific needs, he may recommend one or more of the following treatments:

Obviously, when dealing with TMJ/TMD, your primary goal is to eliminate the pain and discomfort. In order to do that, Dr. Janes must first identify and treat the underlying cause. Do not delay scheduling an initial consultation to ensure that your pain is not a sign of a serious underlying condition.

Please contact our Quincy, Illinois neuromuscular dentistry office today to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Janes serves patients in Hannibal, Missouri and Quincy, Illinois areas.

Quincy, Illinois Cosmetic Dentistry by Dr. Charles Janes

Charles W. Janes, D.D.S.
Functional Cosmetic Dentistry & Full Mouth Rehabilitation

"Designing Smiles, Enhancing Life"

501 Clinic Rd., Hannibal, Missouri 63401
573.221.3360

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Dr. Charles Janes is a Fellow of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies