TMJ/TMD Therapy
in South Ogden

Real Treatment Solutions

What Are Your TMD Symptoms?

Painful Disorders With Effective Treatments

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) are made up of a group of more than 30 different disorders that all lead to pain in the jaw joint and the muscles which control the jaw. TMDs can severely affect one’s quality of life, causing you pain when you eat, chew, or talk, or constant low-level discomfort. They can lead to headaches, dizziness, trouble sleeping, and other serious complications.

Our periodontists can diagnose and treat your TMD so you can get back to living a normal, pain-free life! We offer several treatment options depending on the severity of your symptoms and your personal preferences.

TMD symptoms could include:

  • Headaches/migraines
  • Ear symptoms: ache/stuffy/tinnitusPopping or clicking TMJ
  • Joint soreness/pain
  • Crackling TMJ
  • Locking jaws
  • Soreness while eating
  • Tired while eating
  • Sore jaw muscles
  • Limited or crooked opening
  • Ligament pain
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Bite is "off"
  • Pain behind eyes
  • Scalloped tongue
  • Worn/cracked teeth

10 Little Questions

  • Does your jaw hurt while eating?
  • Does your jaw get tired while eating?
  • Do you get headaches?
  • Do you wake up with a headache?
  • Do you get ear aches or ringing?
  • Do you have tooth cold sensitivity?
  • Do you have a hard time opening wide?
  • Have you been treated for TMD in the past?
  • In the past 2 months, out of 10, how much discomfort have you had in your jaws?
  • Right now, out of 10, how much discomfort have you had in your jaws?

If you answer yes to 3 or more questions, or if your pain is 3/10 or more, then Joint Resolution Therapy with Dr. Buck could work well for you!

Dr. Buck created a TMD therapy program known as Joint Resolution Therapy (JRT)JRT incorporates six categories of care. All categories of care need to be performed properly and simultaneously by someone who understands jaw function. Then can we add this graphic

Oral Appliances

Oral appliances can be an effective treatment for TMDs and jaw pain. They look similar to mouth guards or sports guards, and they’re designed to be worn while you sleep. Your oral appliance will be customized to correct imbalances in your bite that are contributing to jaw misalignment and pain. Talk to us today about your oral appliance options and how they may help alleviate your TMD pain.

Overcoming TMD In Your Sleep

Physical Therapy

Treating TMD successfully can sometimes depend on utilizing several modalities. We enjoy speaking with our patients about their physical therapy options, as different exercises and massage techniques have also been shown to relieve jaw pressure and pain. We also recommend yoga practice for our patients who feel their TMD may be caused by daily stressors.

Caring For Your Whole Wellness

Trigger Point Injections

With trigger point injections we inject a very fine needle into the jaw muscle (along with local anesthetic to keep you comfortable), which is designed to deactivate certain trigger points and relieve the built up tension in the area, providing patients relief from their symptoms.

Pinpointing Your Pain

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to Know

Do you have questions about TMJ/TMD therapy? We’ve got answers! Find some of the most frequently asked questions below, or contact us and we’ll be happy to answer any other inquiry you have.

How do I know if I have TMD/TMJ?
Will insurance pay for TMJ/TMD therapy?