What is the temporomandibular joint?

At Leon Springs Dental Center, we are committed to treating all aspects of your oral health. As part of this commitment, we offer treatment for disorders and damage to your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. Located on both sides of your head, just above your ears, the TMJ is responsible for allowing your jaw to move smoothly. Due to conditions such as stress or bruxism, the TMJ can become damaged and stressed. You may have TMJ disorder if you are experiencing any of these signs and symptoms:

  • Pain or difficulty when chewing and moving your jaw
  • A stuck or locked jaw
  • Swelling or tenderness in the jaw and facial muscles
  • Pain or aching in your ears
  • Clicking, grinding noises when you move your jaw
  • Headaches or migraines

To relieve pain, Dr. Walker offers a specialized TMJ treatment, TMJ NextGeneration™.

What is TMJ NextGeneration™?

TMJ NextGeneration is a revolutionary new device that is fitted into each of your ear canals. Hollow inside to permit the full passage of sound, TMJ NextGeneration conforms to shape of your ears for a comfortable fit. This device is designed to reduce strain on your muscles and support the TMJ while reducing your tendency to bite, clench, and tense your jaw. If you would like to find out whether this treatment is right for your smile, please contact our dental office today. We would be happy to answer all of your questions and help you schedule your consultation with our dentists for TMJ treatment in San Antonio, Texas.