Issues with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) often lead to chronic pain in the jaw and face, called temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Our team at Smiles by Hanna are TMJ specialists in Gilbert, AZ. We will reclaim your power back from this draining disorder. We offer therapeutic techniques that provide relief for TMJ.
An estimated 35 million people suffer with TMJ-related discomfort: don’t be one of them! Life is simply too short to be in pain. Our resident expert, Dr. Mansoor, knows this enemy and how to best defeat it. Discover what we offer and how we can help. Contact us for a consultation today!
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is found within the facial structure. Ears are right behind each of these two body parts. Both hinges connect the jaw to the skull. Without these joints, laughing, chewing, yawning and talking would be difficult, if not nearly impossible.
Often used interchangeably, TMJ and TMD are different terms. The latter refers to an impaired temporomandibular joint. TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, occurs when this hinge does not function as it should. Painful and inconvenient symptoms can arise.
This ailment can be a real comfort killer. Take the edge off with one or more options:
Do it Yourself – At home remedies:
Professional Medical Intervention:
Once your temporomandibular joint is under control, there’s no telling what you can do…
Would you like to stop managing your pain? Are you ready to feel the effects of ditching discomfort? We’re here to help you!
If you’re out of sorts because of a TMJ-related issue, you don’t need to drive into Phoenix or even Mesa. We have a convenient Gilbert location and cutting-edge equipment.
Dr. Mansoor has one goal – getting your jaw working properly in a comfortable manner. This dental trendsetter has an arsenal of tools at her disposal. After determining which treatment will give you the most benefits, she can get to work.
Before you know it, your jaw isn’t making strange sounds anymore. Pain subsides. Function improves. Best of all? You can laugh again!
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Has pain been cramping your style? Think of the headway you’ll make in life with targeted therapy:
Has it been a chore to chew? This necessary action should not have to hurt, and with our help, it won’t. Jaws can successfully grind food between teeth before swallowing. Close that beverage menu. Ask about chef specials instead!
Losing your ability to talk and laugh freely limits how you can communicate. Let your mouth loose! Catch up on juicy gossip. Giggle with glee. Explore the fun side of being you!
Wonder what could happen when you’re no longer focused on how painful it is to do mundane tasks? Want to find out? We’re betting you can put that newfound energy towards truly living.
Bruxism is one of the leading causes of this condition. Successfully controlling teeth grinding prevents future damage. Instead of being continually ground down, your teeth can be safeguarded.
Jaw pain is just the beginning. Earaches, headaches, swelling, tinnitus and toothaches are closely linked to this joint. Remedying this condition will not only help your jaw, these other painful aches could vanish too.
Pain-free living is possible thanks to Smiles by Hanna! Stop spending time on researching how to feel better. Start feeling better. Discontinue daily use of NSAIDS. Everything looks better when your TMJ isn’t in charge. Save popping and locking for the dance floor.
This answer varies. Some patients may get by with small lifestyle changes. More severe cases need the help of a skilled expert like Dr. Mansoor. The only way to know for certain which of these categories you belong in is to schedule a consultation.
Once a diagnosis is made, options can be discussed. You may be able to simply exercise your jaw in a beneficial manner. Or you may need serious help.
This subject is not always clear. Medically necessary treatments that can make the jaw function better may be covered. However, some plans will only cover specific options. Certain therapy methods are considered experimental and are not mainstream enough for coverage.
Contact your insurance company to learn exactly what may be covered. Smiles by Hanna accepts various types of insurance.
Self-diagnosing may be all the rage, but it’s best not to guess what plagues you. There’s a reason why dentists and doctors have gone to school for many years. Advanced degrees give these professionals a high amount of skill and knowledge.
A thorough exam is first on the list. When you arrive for your consultation, we take inventory of your symptoms.
Your jaw isn’t the only thing in question. Your teeth, ears, neck and even your shoulders are considered. All these areas are assessed.
After carefully reviewing your dental history and examining you, Dr. Mansoor can determine if your TMJ is to blame. Now the exciting part begins! Selecting a course of treatment for TMJ that works!
There’s a huge discrepancy in price here. Some DIY treatments are cheap or even free. Some of the less invasive options need a series of treatments for success. Such sessions may average anywhere from $100 to $500.
Surgery is the most expensive choice. A total joint replacement can skyrocket past $60,000.
We offer an in-house discount plan and payment plan through CareCredit.
While symptoms can range with each patient, there is a list of potential issues.
Pinpointing the exact cause of a lock jaw can be difficult. There are, however, common issues that can lead to this problem.
If you don’t act, nothing will happen. The pain-relieving fairy won’t make an impromptu visit. Serious TMD rarely goes away on its own, so just avoiding it will prolong getting help you need.
You might become hopeful when comfort returns. Unfortunately, this cycle is to be expected. You may feel fine one minute. The good feeling’s gone the next. Real relief is typically not experienced until treatment for TMJ begins.
Don’t panic if you fall into one or more of the groups below. Just understand the likelihood of contracting this condition increases.