Dr. Minadeo-Fox offers treatments for temporomandibular joint disorders—called TMJD or TMD. We can also treat bruxism, or teeth grinding, which often occurs during nightly rest. The TMJ is the hinge joints connecting the lower jaw to the skull. These joints are in the front of the ear on each side of the head. You use your TMJ to eat, to talk, and even to yawn! Not sure if you have TMJ issues? You may be surprised. View the symptoms that indicate a problem with your TMJ:

  • Tenderness in the jaw or face
  • Facial swelling
  • Stiffness in the jaw joints
  • Pain in the neck and shoulders
  • Tingling in the arms
  • Problems opening/closing mouth
  • Clicking, popping, or grating
  • Chewing difficulties
  • Dizziness without discernible cause
  • Ringing or pressure in the ears
  • Migraines, especially in the morning

Factors such as stress can create TMJ disorders, especially teeth clenching and grinding. However, TMJ issues can occur because of bad bite or missing teeth. Sometimes, the cause isn’t as obvious as the symptoms. TMD occurs when the little joints in front of the ears and the connected nerves get inflamed. The inflammation causes issues not just in the jaw, but throughout the head and neck area. And can even affect your shoulders and arms.

At our dental practice, TMD treatments are available for patients suffering from temporomandibular joint disorders. Holistic dentistry approaches your dental treatments with the viewpoint that your oral health impacts your overall health. This is especially true with TMJ issues. Dr. Minadeo-Fox practices holistic dentistry, and effectively treats your TMJ from a whole health perspective.

Dr. Minadeo-Fox’s holistic dental practice is conveniently located in Cleveland, Ohio. If you’re suffering TMJ issues and would like to be treated for your TMD, please make your appointment!