If You Need TMJ Treatment in Crossville, We Can Help
Because of its many signs and symptoms, it can be a challenge to diagnose TMD properly. Frequently it’s misdiagnosed as something else ranging from migraines and recurring headaches to generalized anxiety and earaches. Dr. Donald Hooie has innovative tools and extensive training to help determine if you’re struggling with TMJ or if your issues stem from something called myofascial pain disorder or MPD. This occurs in patients within the muscles near and around your jaw joints that are unbalanced or affected by trauma. In fact, 86 percent of patients actually have MPD, not true joint damage.
If your pain is associated with MPD, we can use these successful treatments in the comfort of our office:
- Pain-relieving Botox®
- Soothing massage
- Physical therapy
Dr. Hooie can conduct gentle trigger point injections in places such as your shoulders and neck to provide even greater flexibility and relief. If you do have TMJ, other options are available, including fitting you with a custom, comfortable oral appliance. If you need TMJ treatment in Crossville requiring more in-depth or surgical attention, we can refer you to a trusted partner who can help.