TMJ (TMD) Therapy

Many suffer from Tempromandibular Joint pain or Tempromandibular Dysfunction.
Symptoms include:

1. Pain on opening.
2. Inability to open wide or move from side to side comfortably
3. Neck and shoulder pain.
4. Ear pain, hearing loss.
5. Ringing in the ears.
6. Clenching, night grinding
7. Chronic fatigue
8. Noise, grating or popping in joint
9. Chronic Temporal or occipital headache

Treatment of these problems can be complicated. The cause can often be multifactorial.
Meaningful treatment begins with proper diagnosis. We will do a thorough evaluation of your problem to determine the best way that we can help and the appropriate therapy.

Migraine Pain Prevention

If you suffer from tension or migraine headaches, Dr. Kirshen may have a way to help reduce the frequency and intensity of your headaches: Stabilization splints.

Appropriate for headache sufferers—as well as those who may be experiencing tooth wear, jaw muscle pain, or those who simply want to protect their mouth’s surfaces during a time of healing --a properly-fitted stabilization splint is smaller and more comfortable than a traditional mouth-guard. Stabilization splints can prevent and/or reduce the intensity of jaw clenching while you sleep, which can minimize headaches and create a variety of other benefits:

•Reduces teeth grinding and abnormal muscle contractions by nearly 70%.

•Doesn’t trigger your gag reflex, meaning you’re more likely to wear it and benefit from it!

•Costs less and has fewer side effects than prescription drugs.

•Allows you to avoid the need for tooth repair due to jaw clenching and teeth grinding in your sleep.

Are stabilization splints the answer to your headache nightmares? Talk to Dr. Kirshen to see if stabilization splints can help you live a happier, more pain-free life.