TMD, commonly know as TMJ, are a group of musculoskeletal disorders that involve the temporomandibular joint. Dr. Wesley Shankland is highly trained to treat these disorders. Some of the more common symptoms are: clenching; pain in the face; headaches; clicking, popping, or grating sounds; or jaws that get stuck.
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) is a term that encompasses a vast array of disorders of the temporomandibular joints (jaw joints) and associated anatomical structures. Everyone has two TMJs, one on each side of the face located just in front of the ears. These two little structures can be responsible for intense, severe pain and suffering if one or both have been injured.
TMJ clicking, popping, sticking or simply pain can result if one is struck in the jaw, hit in a rear end motor vehicle accident, have their mouth opened for a long time (for example, for a dental procedure or to be put to sleep for surgery), or if a person simply grinds and/or clenches his or her teeth.
Other symptoms include headache pain, ear pain, neck pain, difficulty swallowing or frankly, any type of undiagnosed head or facial pain.
Dr. Wesley Shankland and his staff have been treating patients with all types of TMD problems since the early 1980s. They see patients from all over the world. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms, make an appointment to consult with Dr. Shankland.
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Do you or someone in your family snore? Do you wake up suddenly in a panic, feeling as if you can't catch your breath? The diagnosis may be sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can lead to other disease processes in your body and should be treated. Dr. Shankland can evaluate your breathing problems and make recommendations for the best treatment options.
TMD, commonly know as TMJ, are a group of musculoskeletal disorders that involve the temporomandibular joint. Dr. Wesley Shankland is highly trained to treat these disorders. Some of the more common symptoms are: clenching; pain in the face; headaches; clicking, popping, or grating sounds; or jaws that get stuck
Facial pain is often caused by the following disorders: temporal tendonitis, Ernest Syndrome, occipital neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux), NICO (Neuralgia Inducing Cavitational Osteonecrosis). Dr.Wesley Shankland has been successfully diagnosing and treating people with these disorders for many years, and is respected as an expert in this field