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Keep Jaw Joint Pain From Restricting Your Health and Wellness

TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain and discomfort affects millions of people across the nation, leading to oral complications, chronic headaches, and time away from work, along with other life-altering occurrences. TMD (temporomandibular joint disorders) are a collection of problems involving your jaw joints (TMJ) and surrounding muscles, and are caused by a host of factors like malocclusion, teeth grinding/clenching, stress and anxiety, among others. With proper TMD diagnosis and treatment from Dr. Thomas Layton, however, you can enjoy a return to healthy joint function and improved overall well-being.

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Have You Noticed These Symptoms of TMD?

TMD affects patients in various ways, with some of the more common symptoms being:

  • Jaw or facial pain and discomfort
  • Difficulty biting or chewing comfortably
  • Restricted opening
  • Jaw locking in open or closed position
  • Clicking, grinding or popping sounds
  • Chronic or frequent headaches or migraines
  • Ear, neck, shoulder or upper back pain
  • Ringing in the ears

They did extensive testing on my range of motion with my head and did some other testing on my bite. They told me through doing physical therapy with the trudental system that they would be able to retrain the muscles in my jaw and neck area and had to release some tension on the jaw. And he also talked to me about doing some invisalign to actually correct the bite. He was able to tell me about my bite, that I had a crossbite and overbite. I feel like I’ve learned more about my mouth than I have in the last forty years of going to the dentist. Christine Doffermyre

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Experience the Layton Difference in TMJ Care

Without proper treatment for TMD, chronic or irreversible damage to the jaw joints and other oral structures may occur, resulting in the need for restorative treatment, tooth replacement and even jaw joint surgery. Dr. Layton takes a comprehensive, personalized approach to diagnosing and treating TMD, beginning with a thorough one-hour to one-and-a-half-hour screening appointment to ensure the highest quality care for your TMJ issues.

Your TMJ/TMD evaluation visit includes:

  • Range of motion screening
  • Digital teeth scan
  • Palpation of muscles surrounding your jaw joints
  • Assessment of dental history
  • Discussion of previous injuries
  • Discussion of previous orthodontic treatment
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The headache center came out of a need for patients with pain. Basically we have been treating patients for years that might come in with tissues like grinding, bruxism, and have sore jaws. And we would find that these patients, we would give them a night guard and they would come back and report that things were better and they also had headaches eliminated.Dr. Thomas Layton

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With professional affiliation and advanced training in TMD from the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, and 22 years of providing comprehensive, compassionate dental care, Dr. Layton is your source for the TMJ relief you need to enjoy exceptional quality living. Contact us today to reserve your evaluation!