TMJ & Facial Pain Disorder Therapy in Austin TX

TMJ and Facial Pain Disorders

TMJ Treatment in Austin, TX

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint — the jaw joint. When the joint becomes irritated and inflamed, facial pain, headaches, ear pain, and popping of the jaw can occur. There are many possible causes of TMJ including bruxism (the clenching and grinding of your teeth, especially while you sleep), stress, and injury. Dr. Goehring can take X-rays and help you determine if you have a TMJ disorder. In most cases, TMJ can be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers, rest, and stress reduction techniques. Surgery is rarely necessary. If your pain is caused by bruxism, he can fit you with a special mouth guard to wear at night. If you have facial pain or think you may have TMJ, please contact us to learn more.