TMJ/TMD, Migraines and Headache Treatment

Do You Have Chronic Pain?

Do you suffer with neck pain, headaches or migraines? Do you have popping or clicking in your jaw? Have you ever heard of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder?

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD or TMJ) is a common and often painful disorder that effects the complex forces that control your mouth, jaw, teeth and head. When the complex system of bones, joints, tendons, nerves and muscles in your head and jaw do not work in unison or they become imbalanced the result can be painful.

These painful symptoms may be overlooked by some dentists and, indeed, require a dentist who has special training and experience to treat. Beyond the dentistry you may already know (general, cosmetic and sedation) your dentist needs to recognize these symptoms and have the expertise to treat your Temporomandibular Joint Disorder.


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The treatment for TMJ is painless. Utilizing modern therapies that have been perfected in sports medicine your expert dentist can bring the complex system that supports your chewing and movement into balance again, relieving all of your painful symptoms. These therapies are generally painless and don’t require any drugs or any needles. They can even be pleasant and are especially so when they begin to relieve the pain you have suffered needlessly.

Eventide Family Dentistry in San Antonio provides this specialized area of dentistry that treats very common (and painful) disorders of the jaw joints and muscles. This is a highly specialized branch of dentistry that deals with placing the jaw into its optimal position and relieving the symptoms associated with the painful condition, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. Dr. Leslie S. Pfeiffer in San Antonio, Texas, has been treating residents with this painful disorder for many years, and he can help you, too.

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Dr. Pfeiffer’s approach to the treatment of TMJ and TMD uses a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic devices to provide the patient pain relief. Along with homecare equipment and exercises, these devices help to protect you and your teeth. The use of a mechanical appliance often helps resolution of the pain and suffering. Because each patient has unique symptoms, Dr. Pfeiffer conducts a complete diagnostic evaluation at the start of treatment. Each patient is a partner in the treatment plan and is a critical element in deciding which therapy options to proceed with.

Proper alignment allows the jaw joint (known as the temporomandibular joint—TMJ) to move in a smooth fashion and eliminates all tension and pain associated with a misaligned bite (known medically as “malocclusion”). Millions of Americans suffer the pain of TMD, and many don’t even realize it is problem that can be fixed by your dentist. Dr. Pfeiffer’s patients often spend years going to medical doctors, taking medications and even having surgeries to fix a “medical” problem that is actually a dentistry problem. Our patients are often shocked, but pleasantly so, that Dr. Pfeiffer is able is alleviate the painful symptoms with which they have suffered for years, if not decades.

Symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

The symptoms of TMD are numerous and painful. While millions of people have this chronic condition, oftentimes, it goes undetected, and rarely do people even think their symptoms may be associated with a dental type of issue. If you suffer from any combination of the below symptoms, you may have TMD:

  • Jaw pain
  • Facial pain
  • Severe headaches (feel like migraines but are not)
  • Shoulder/neck pain, stiffness
  • Tingling in the fingers
  • Ringing in the ears (medically known as “tinnitus”)
  • Facial numbness
  • Tightness in the jaw area
  • Clicking, popping noises in the jaw area
  • Locking of the jaw

Cutting Edge Dental Care Provided by an Expertly Trained Dentist

Dr. Pfeiffer offers his patients some of the most advanced TMD diagnostic and treatment technology available today. Dr. Pfeiffer’s practice is one of a kind in the San Antonio area; he is dedicated to providing his patients the best, most up-to-date diagnostic and treatment options available. Dr. Pfeiffer has dedicated his career to really understanding his patients’ needs and finding the best treatment plan for those needs.

If you live in or around San Antonio, Texas and feel you may suffer from TMD, please contact one of the most expertly trained dentists in the area, Dr. Leslie S. Pfeiffer, today to schedule a confidential consultation.