Dr. Hagood is one of few dentists offering successful, non-surgical, TMJ treatment …
Overview of TMJ Disorder
The TMJ is the jaw joint located on each side of the jaw just in front of the ears. The design of these joints is unique as they have the capacity to allow the jaw to rotate open as well as slide and rotate at the same time. Hence they are sometimes called “sliding hinge joints”. Another unique feature of the TMJ is that one joint can be simply rotating while the other is sliding and rotating. All of this is made possible through the complex interplay of muscles, ligaments, bones, blood supply, and disc structures.
What is TMJ Disorder
Simply put, TMJ disorder describes a number of potential problems with this very complex joint system which is commonly taken for granted until it causes problems.
Because of the complexity of the design of the TM Joint system, the problems related to them can be complex as well. For instance, it is common to have muscle, nerve, bone, ligament, and disc problems occurring all at the same time in one or both jaw joints. This can lead to various levels of pain and disability.
Causes of TMJ Disorder
The TMJ is a complex joint so causes of disorders affecting the TMJ tend to be complex as well. In most cases the causes fall into two categories…
Symptoms of TMJ
TMJ disorder typically causes localized pain however sometimes the pain can be more general, such as a bad headache, or facial pain…
Diagnosis & Treatment
Diagnosis / Treatment of TMJ is often done by oral surgeons involves surgery. Dr. Hagood is one of few dentists treating TMJ and without surgery…
Frequently Asked Questions About TMJ Disorder
If you suffer from TMJ disorder you may have questions. We would love to answer them for you. We’ve assembled a list of the most common ones. Learn More.
Because the nature of TMJ problems is often confusing and complex, we request that you begin a relationship with our practice by scheduling a Pre-Examination Consultation. At that time, you can share with us the nature and duration of your problem, previous medical and dental history regarding the problem, and so forth.
This first visit will take about 15-30 minutes and will not require any paperwork. The purpose of the visit is to clarify the nature of your problem. It will allow Dr. Hagood the opportunity to determine whether or not he can help with your problem or refer you to an alternative medical professional as we do not want to waste your time and money by starting in the wrong place.
Regardless, there is no fee for this first visit.
Please contact Courtney at our office at 772-567-2237 to schedule your first appointment. We will look forward to seeing you soon.