TMJ Treatment

Not everyone enjoys a comfortable bite and balanced teeth positions. Many people encounter painful symptoms in the head, neck and upper back without understanding the cause. Neuromuscular dentistry, as practiced by Dr. Hutchison, focuses on realigning the joint responsible for the discomfort in the temporomandibular joint or TMJ. Your TMJ may be out of alignment if you are experiencing:

  • Pain in your inner neck muscles
  • Migraines or constant headaches
  • Muscle spasms
  • Ringing or popping in the ears
  • Clicking sounds in the jaw joints
  • Loose teeth
  • Excessively worn teeth

The TMJ is a complex joint that connects the jaw to the skull and overuse, trauma or unbalanced body mechanics can bring this joint out of alignment. This causes overt strain on the muscles, making normal jaw function difficult and painful.

Dr. Hutchison is devoted to restoring the natural balance and most comfortable position for the muscles in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Dr. Hutchison has undergone specific TMJ training through both the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) and Occlusal Connections. This neuromuscular education allows him to understand the cause of misalignment and provides him with the technology and know-how to restore optimal balance.

For effective TMJ relief, Dr. Hutchison uses the most advanced equipment to measure your muscle strain. K7 is a jaw tracking tool to study jaw movement in precise detail. We also use TENS, a muscle relaxing instrument to electronically pulse muscles into a soothing, comfortable state, providing instant relief.

If you are dealing with these TMJ symptoms, please call our office for a consultation appointment with Dr. Hutchison.

Providing services for Traverse City TMJ treatment.