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When you have a medical problem, you want help from a doctor with extensive training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of that specific condition. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD), which can cause migraine-like headaches and other painful symptoms, should be no exception.

St. Joseph, Michigan, neuromuscular dentist Dr. Sven Erickson has years of success helping patients find long-term relief from TMJ/TMD. If you suffer from chronic headaches in addition to jaw and facial pain, difficulty biting and chewing, neck and shoulder discomfort, and other vague symptoms that may not seem like dental issues, please call Modern Dentistry Associates at 269-264-4388 to schedule your TMJ/TMD consultation; Dr. Erickson welcomes patients from the greater St. Joseph, Niles, Kalamazoo and South Bend areas.

Dr. Erickson engaged in postgraduate studies in neuromuscular dentistry at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). Neuromuscular dentistry focuses on the relationship between your mandible (lower jaw) and the sensitive network of nerves, joints, muscles and ligaments where your skull and jaw connect.

A malocclusion (bite condition), misaligned jaw, or poor dental health habits like teeth grinding can put undue stress on or overtax this connective region, which is also home to the nerve responsible for registering sensation throughout your face. This can lead to chronic symptoms that include but are not limited to:

  1. Headaches often described as migraines

  2. Jaw sticking or locking

  3. Jaw popping or clicking

  4. Inability to find a comfortable resting position for your jaw

  5. Earaches or ringing in the ears

  6. Treatment options for TMJ/TMD vary depending on the source and severity of your condition. Dr. Erickson offers the personal attention and customized treatments you need to find lasting relief from temporomandibular joint disorder.

Please contact Modern Dentistry Associates today to arrange your appointment and learn how a neuromuscular dentist can help you. Dr. Erickson welcomes patients from across southwest Michigan, including the St. Joseph, Kalamazoo, Niles and South Bend areas.

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