TMD is a disorder that manifests itself with chronic and debilitating pain in the head,
jaw, neck and sometimes shoulders. If you have chronic pain in these areas,
please contact us today for more information on our TMD treatments.
TMJ – Clenching/Grinding
Do you suffer from chronic pain in your jaw and face, experience “popping” sounds when you chew and talk or have symptoms such as headaches or lockjaw? If so, the problem may be TMJ.
This condition affects more than 10 million people in the U.S. alone. And it’s more than just painful – over time it can cause serious damage to your jaws and teeth.
TMJ Dysfunction is a popular term to describe a disorder of the jaw joints or the muscles that control the joints. Symptoms masquerade as a multitude of other problems such as sinus headaches, migraines, neck and shoulder stiffness and earaches.
Dr. Dahlkemper successfully treats TMJ and Migraines. She is experienced in TMJ diagnosis and treatment and can pinpoint the source of your pain and provide relief using the very latest in gentle, nonsurgical treatments.
Bruxism – Clenching & Grinding
“Keep a stiff upper lip” or “get a grip!” That’s often the advice we get-and give-on how to cope with stress. If you take it literally, the result could be grinding your teeth or clenching your jaws.
It’s called bruxism, and often it happens as we sleep, caused not just by stress and anxiety but by sleep disorders, an abnormal bite or teeth that are missing or crooked. In the United States, bruxism affects an estimated 30 to 40 million children and adults.
Symptoms include a dull headache or a sore jaw. You could have teeth that are painful or loose from severe grinding. This can lead to fractures in your teeth.
Dr. Dahlkemper can evaluate each patient to see what type of appliance will work best.
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1203 Two Island Ct #101
Mt Pleasant, SC 29466