What is TMJ Disorder?
Millions of people suffer from TMJ disorders, which include a number of disorders of the jaw joint and surrounding tissues. Some symptoms include clicking, popping and locking of the jaw and pain when you chew or open your mouth wide. Many ailments such as migraine headaches, neck and shoulder pain, dizziness, ringing in the ears to name just a few, can also be caused by TMJ disorder. Due to the chronic pain, TMJ related problems can also lead to stress related illnesses and depression. Many times these symptoms are misdiagnosed.
Dr. Peck can help ease the pain and treat the underlying causes of your problem. During each comprehensive new patients’ examination Dr. Peck closely examines the bite and jaw movements, and is able to detect and address any problems. With our specialized TMJ Doppler/Ultrasound equipment, we can detect exactly where the problem is occurring in the jaw joint. Dr. Peck also uses the BiteFX program, which demonstrates and explains what is happening within an abnormal jaw joint or unstable bite. Dr. Peck strongly believes that his patients should clearly understand any problems and be well informed when making decisions about their treatment.