TMJ Treatment

Getting rid of Houston’s headaches for good!

TMJ Symptoms

Find out if you suffer from a temporomandibular joint disorder.
Older lady holding her jaw because of pain caused by TMJ
Older lady holding her jaw because of pain caused by TMJ

If you are suffering or experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may be a candidate for our TMJ treatment:

  • Headaches, migraines, or dizziness

  • Stiffness or soreness in the neck, shoulders, or back

  • Facial or jaw pain

  • Ringing in the ears

  • Sensitive teeth or loose teeth

  • Clenching, grinding, or clicking of the jaw

If you have TMJ disorder, Dr. Randy Mitchmore can help relieve your pain and restore normality to your life!

TMJ Diagnosis

Advanced technology to identify the main cause of your jaw pain.
Younger woman smiling while in the dentist chair, ready for her TMJ exam

The first step in diagnosing TMJ is helping your jaw relax with the TENS unit. The TENS gently uses light electrical impulses to help your jaw muscles relax. This allows waste products like lactic acid to drain out of your muscles, relieving pain, and tension as well as helping your jaw move into its optimal position.

Once your jaw is relaxed, we use the Myotronics K7 system to measure and evaluate your bite and its function. It takes gentle, non-invasive measurements of your jaw and gives us comprehensive data about your bite and the TMJ joint, which helps us develop your treatment plan. We also use sonography as an evaluation tool. This scan helps us to listen to the TMJ sounds and compare them to normal data. We evaluate the duration and exact location of the sounds during jaw opening and closing.

Younger woman smiling while in the dentist chair, ready for her TMJ exam

Treatment Options

Using neuromuscular dentistry to provide non-invasive relief from TMJ pain.
One of our team member's caring for a patient and using digital technology to check for TMJ
One of our team member's caring for a patient and using digital technology to check for TMJ

Neuromuscular dentistry offers non-invasive treatments for any TMJ disorder. With neuromuscular dentistry, Dr. Mitchmore can determine the optimal position of the jaw by measuring the relaxed position of your head and neck muscles, and then reposition the jaw to achieve those exact measurements. Repositioning may include wearing an orthotic device or adjusting the bite through the application of dental restorations.

Another option is to relax the muscles using therapeutic Botox®. These simple injections can cause pain relief and loosen your jaw muscles.

The results usually involve complete pain relief. But we find that many patients experience a moderate to significant change in their facial appearance following completion of the treatment. Patients with recessed lower jaws may have a new profile, accenting a stronger jawline and chin. Areas of the jaw that may have protruded excessively will be pulled back in alignment.

In addition, all of the restorations necessary to correct the bite will be created with consideration to the aesthetic result of the smile. Not only will this procedure correct pain, it will give you the smile you have always dreamed about. No more headaches and a beautiful, new smile… it’s life changing!

Staff is great and it is a beautiful office. I get panicky about not being able to breathe and the staff could not be more understanding and supportive. Using conscious sedation to get two crowns done at one visit was perfect! Highly recommend Lifesmiles!

Brent B. (Actual LifeSmiles Patient)

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