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TMJ & OroFacial Pain

TMJ and Orofacial Pain in Wellesley

If you suffer from jaw pain and/or headaches, TMJ dysfunction (TMD or TMJD) might be to blame. Temporomandibular joint disorder, as it’s known, can cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms, including the following:

• Jaw pain
• Stuffy ears
• Neck pain
• Headache
• Jaw locking
• Jaw clicking
• Difficulty opening mouth

TMJ can severely impact your quality of life. Constant discomfort caused by this disorder can affect sleep quality and even cause difficulty with eating. The good news is that the Wellesley office of Dr. Padamsee is fully equipped to take care of TMJ problems and can help you finally find relief from this discomfort of this condition.


 

About TMD / TMJ Dentist, Dr. Padamsee

Dr. Padamsee mastered in TMJ in 1986; he also taught the subject in dental school. He not only holds a Masters in TMJ Dysfunction but is also a Diplomate of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and a Fellow of the International Academy of Orofacial Pain. Dr. Padamsee receives referrals from ENTs and even attorneys with clients who have jaw problems caused by whiplash. If you are in the Boston / Wellesley area and suffering from TMJ pain, you can rest assured that you’re in highly experienced hands when you call on Dr. Padamsee for treatment.   
Dr. Padamsee’s office is designed with the comfort and well-being of our patients in mind. From the moment you walk through the door, you’ll find our practice to be bright, modern, and friendly.




Treatment for TMJ

Our TMJ patients are rarely referred to oral surgeons. Most of the time TMJ dysfunctions can be successfully treated through conservative, non-surgical methods. The usual treatment for TMJ involves a oral appliance therapy and sometimes a referral to a physical therapist to increase range of motion.

It's possible for patients to see improvement in only two to three weeks. The full length of TMJ treatment usually ranges between three to six months. Dr. Padamsee doesn’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to treating temporomandibular joint disorder — instead, patients are assessed and treated on an individual basis. When you visit our Wellesley office for TMJ treatment, you’ll receive a treatment plan that is customized to your needs.

Schedule Your Appointment

Don’t wait any longer to get help for your TMJ disorder. We are in Wellesley easily assessable for those coming from Newton, Natick, Needham, Framingham, Dover, Sherborn, Westwood, Medfield, Weston, and Lincoln. We want to help relieve your jaw pain and headaches; the sooner you schedule your appointment the sooner you’ll enjoy living free from TMJ pain!