TMJ Treatment in Kingston

TMJ Treatment in Kingston WA

TMJ Treatment in Kingston

The tempromandibular joint (TMJ) is a very small joint that lies directly in front of each ear. These joints connect the jaw (mandible) to the skull (temple) and are some of the most constantly used joints in the entire body. Think about how many times a day your mouth moves when you talk, eat, breathe…etc. On average, that is about 1,500 to 2,000 times a day. Given the delicate nature of these small joints, they can easily become overused and develop problems. The most common causes of TMJ dysfunction are direct trauma, motor vehicle accidents/whiplash, excessive nail biting, teeth grinding, recent dental work, and even stress. If you are suffering from TMJ in Kingston WA contact our clinic today.

Care For TMJ In Kingston WA

When the TMJ is injured from either overuse or a traumatic injury, there are a few things that go wrong. First, the muscles in the face and inside the mouth that open and close the mouth become imbalanced. Often time’s one side will pull harder than the other which also causes the joint to track unevenly. You may notice a popping or clicking when you open your mouth wide, pain with opening or chewing, or a marked decrease in how wide your mouth will open. This is the point when you must seek a professional's help, but who do you turn to?

When most people are asked who they would see for TMJ pain, they say the dentist. After all, it involves the jaw and oftentimes feels like a toothache. There are a number of other providers that would have a huge benefit for TMJ issues. A massage therapist that is certified in intraoral work will massage the muscles inside the mouth to regain balance. A chiropractor will evaluate how the shared muscle attachments between the upper neck and jaw are causing dysfunction. Acupuncture also has been shown to be beneficial in relaxing the muscles in and around the jaw. Contact us to find out how the providers at Foundation Chiropractic can help alleviate your TMJ problems.

Foundation Chiropractic
(360) 297-0037
kingstoncrossingchiro@gmail.com

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Wednesday
9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Thursday
9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Friday
8:00am - 3:00pm


Saturday & Sunday
Closed

Foundation Chiropractic

8202 NE State Hwy 104 #105
Kingston, WA 98346

(360) 297-0037