Dr. Ian Buckle of Buckle Advanced Dental Care near Liverpool offers comprehensive treatment options for patients suffering from TMJ dysfunction, headaches, jaw pain and other TMJ related problems. Dr. Buckle will work with you to analyze the function of your entire occlusal system (teeth, gums and jaw joints) for a more accurate diagnosis and treatment planning to restore oral health and alleviate your pain or discomfort.
What is TMJ Dysfunction?
The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is the joint that connects the upper and lower jaw and is responsible for the opening and closing of the mouth. TMJ is the term widely in use when referring to Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD), a complex group of TMJ dysfunctions characterized by pain and limited mobility in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and surrounding tissue.
TMJ Symptoms & Signs
The signs of TMJ dysfunction are unique to the individual, making it a challenge for an untrained clinician to reach a diagnosis. TMJ symptoms also often mask themselves or are similar to those of other medical condition. Some of the more common signs or symptoms include:
- Popping or clicking in the jaw
- Locked jaw, difficulty opening the mouth
- Pain when chewing, eating or opening wide
- Frequent headaches or migraines
- Soreness or tiredness in the face or jaw
Improper bite alignment and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems can cause pain as well as deterioration of teeth and supporting structures. Dr. Buckle evaluates all patients for TMJ dysfunction as part of comprehensive treatment planning at his Liverpool dentist office.
Because no two patients are alike, there is no single course of treatment for TMJ dysfunction. Depending on your condition, Dr. Buckle may prescribe a combination of TMJ treatments for optimal results.
Why Choose Dr. Buckle?
Dr. Ian Buckle is one of the UK’s foremost authorities on TMJ dysfunction. He is the Clinical Director of the Dawson Academy UK where he teaches dentists from around the world the foundations of Complete Dentistry as outlined by founder Dr. Pete Dawson. Dr. Buckle spends about 1/3 of his time away from the practice to teach other dentists how to identify and treat problems with the occlusion and TMJ.
In addition to his extensive training and research on TMJ dysfunction and bite correction, Dr. Buckle uses advanced dental technology to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of these complicated conditions including TekScan, Digital Radiography, and Joint Vibration Analysis.
Schedule an Appointment
Are you looking for a dentist office that offers treatment for TMJ dysfunction in Wirral and Liverpool? Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Buckle. He will perform a thorough exam and discuss your medical history to identify the underlying causes of your TMJ pain and TMJ symptoms. Call us at 0151 353 8943 or contact us online today.