TMJ Doctor in Canton, OH

An individual suffering from unresolved facial, head or TMJ pain may have jaw positioning muscles that are overworked trying to maintain their present pre-programmed postion, even when one thinks they are relaxed.
Our evaluation of a patient's pain includes:
  • Surface electromyography of the mastication muscles at rest and in fucntion;
  • Computerized manidublar scanning of the range of motion in 3 dimensions;
  • Electrosonography to record sounds/vibrations of the TMJs during opening and closing. 


The diagnostic process often includes an at-home sleep study to determine if a patient is also experiencing clenching and grinding (and possibly sleep apnea) during sleeping hours.This is particularly helpful since daytime issues are often exacerbated unknowingly through the night. See our page on Sleep Apnea for details:

An analysis of this objective information assists in the diagnosis and treatment plan for the patient. Treatment often incorporates a customized intraoral appliance, using computer-guided diagnostic software, to place the jaw in an ideal position which provides a comfortable resting point and eliminates pain. Acute situations sometimes include coordinated care from one of our board-certified massage therapists who specialize in this type of treatment. 
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"I am sorry I put it (neuromuscular treatment) off as long as I did," said Donna S., a patient of our office. "The headaches gradually went away once I started wearing my orthotic. Before this treatment, I had no idea how much pain I was just living with every day."
Do you suffer from recurring facial, headache or jaw pain? Glance through the checklist below to see if any of those symptoms describe what you experience or have experienced. We may be able to help you eliminate your pain and the need for medications, and increase your quality of life. Please call our office to schedule a free consultation at your convenience.
Simple check-list:
  • Headaches
  • Jaw popping
  • Difficulty opening mouth
  • Plugged ears/ ear congestion
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Loose teeth
  • Clenching
  • Facial pain
  • Sensitivity to hot/cold
  • Forward head posture
  • Crossbite
  • Deep overbite

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