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TMJ Anchorage

Relieve Jaw Pain and Headaches with TMJ Treatment in Anchorage

Do you experience frequent, untraceable headaches? Sometimes, neck and jaw pain may accompany those intense headaches. Even more, you might feel tension in your teeth or ringing in your ears.

If you experience any of these symptoms, then you might have TMJ. To diagnose TMJ, see your TMJ specialist. Dr. Crosby in Anchorage specializes in TMJ treatment and wants to help. Schedule a consultation with our team at (907) 277-1098.

What is TMJ?

The temporomandibular joint attaches your jaw to your skull. This joint operates somewhat like a hinge. Much like the hinge on a door, you can damage the joint due to trauma or wear over time. Therefore, any dislocation of this joint results in temporomandibular joint disease (TMJ).

If you have TMJ, you may experience symptoms from slight discomfort to sharp pain. Additionally, TMJ can cause lockjaw in certain cases. Whatever your symptoms, you’ll want to get treatment to avoid larger issues.

Our Anchorage dentist uses advanced technology to detect and treat TMJ. First, we will assess your smile using our Myotronics system. The Myotronics K7 Evaluation System helps us evaluate your smile by detecting small noises and movements in your jaw. Using this system, we can understand if your jaw is hinging correctly or not.

Then, we will use TENS technology to relax your muscles. Depending on your diagnosis, Dr. Crosby will recommend either TMJ therapy or neuromuscular orthodontics. In some cases, we will recommend both therapy and orthodontics to improve your jaw function.

All about that bite

Symptoms of TMJ

Our patients often report different symptoms if they have TMJ. However, having one or multiple symptoms is how we detect the disorder. If you have one or more of the following symptoms, seek help from Dr. Crosby to find a solution.

  • Headaches
  • Popping or clicking sounds
  • Pain in the jaw, face, neck, or shoulders
  • Locking of your jaw, either in the open or closed position
  • Bruxism, or teeth grinding
  • Headaches
  • Popping or clicking sounds
  • Pain in the jaw, face, neck, or shoulders
  • Locking of your jaw, either in the open or closed position
  • Bruxism, or teeth grinding

If you experience one or more symptoms of TMJ, speak to your dentist. Over time, symptoms can develop and worsen. Especially with teeth grinding, you may see worn-down teeth over time, leading to more cavities.

Instead of just dealing with the pain, working with Dr. Crosby is simple and easy. With gentle, holistic treatment methods, we can relieve your symptoms and discomfort.

Patient Testimonials

The team at Dr. Crosby’s is the best! Very gentle kind and caring. Easy to book and reschedule with. Office is very clean and comfortable. I tell everyone I know about this office when the topic of conversation comes up. Best dentist of my life!!!!!

Frank Villalovos

Dr. Crosby and his team are wonderful! I had multiple fillings and a crown and it was literally one of the easiest dental appointments I’ve had. I was comfortable throughout the entire procedure. I highly recommend this dental practice!

Michelle Grimes

Dr. Crosby is amazing! He has done 3 of my implants and crowns are done on the same day. This is a huge benefit for someone living in rural Alaska, like myself. The staff is so professional and kind. Thank you Dr. Crosby and your staff for the wonderful care I get when I’m in your office.

Shannon Hoffman

I have been using Dr. Crosby for many years and his work has always been excellent. Recently I asked his help with a dental emergency. He immediately reorganized to treat the problem which was solved very quickly, professionally and successfully. Such good service is exceptional these days! Thank you.

Roger Herrera

Holistic TMJ Treatment

Our team has a strong focus on you and your smile. When we help you come to a solution, we treat you holistically. Therefore, when we treat TMJ, we go to the root of your problem instead of skimming the surface. Our dental team uses a combination of treatments to relieve your TMJ symptoms and get you back to normal life.

Neuromuscular TMJ Treatment

With neuromuscular treatment, we realign your bite to reverse the symptoms of TMJ. Our dental team will focus on both the hard and soft tissues in your smile to ensure a comfortable new bite. When we align and correct your jaw, it will begin to rest comfortably to provide relief.

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TMJ Therapy

Anchorage dentist, Dr. Crosby uses gentle, non-invasive therapy to guide your jaw back into place. In turn, the therapy will release stress on your joints and muscles.

Additionally, we use the help of TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) technology to relax your jaw. TENS vibrates your jaw to allow for the release of stress, which allows us to then serve your smile better. Also, TENS can be a pain reliever in itself by massaging your muscles.

What is TMJ?

If you experience jaw, neck, or head pain, then you need to get a TMJ assessment. After your diagnosis and treatment, your entire life will improve as a result of alleviated symptoms.

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Crosby, call our office at (907) 277-1098.

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