TMJ & Orofacial Pain Treatment
Centers of Wisconsin Call us: 414-476-9400
Wauwatosa414-476-9400
Waukesha262-547-9422
Racine262-598-9901
Milwaukee414-962-3100
Appleton920-882-1710
Fax 414-755-4769

The set of TMJ disorders are complex and have a variety of underlying causes, not all of which are fully known. It is widely accepted among dental professionals that TMJ disorders can usually be traced back to problems with the joint and the muscles involved in opening and closing the jaw. However, while injury to the jaw area is often seen among TMD cases, many times symptoms may be present without obvious cause.

According to the Academy of Orofacial Pain, the causes of TMD are unclear in large part due to the current theory that the condition is actually the result of several factors working together. Possible contributing factors to inflammation of the temporomandibular joint include:

  • Injury to the jaw, including whiplash or stretching due to insertion of a breathing tube
  • Teeth clenching and/or grinding
  • Arthritis
  • Inflammation and/or auto-immune diseases
  • Dental procedures
  • Hormones
  • Genetics

Because TMD symptoms can be so varied and mimic so many other conditions, the most important step in evaluating a possible TMD patient is to make a proper diagnosis. The sooner TMD is accurately diagnosed, the easier it is to treat. However, because of the vast and varied number of possible symptoms, a dentist specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of TMD is necessary to prescribe the appropriate type of treatment for that particular patient’s needs. A dentist who specializes in the treatment of TMJ Disorder should have extensive advanced/formal education in the field of TMD and orofacial pain, and be board certified and/or residency trained by an accredited body.

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Central Center

2626 N. 76th Street
Suite #101
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
414-476-9400
TMJ Orofacial Pain Treatment Centers of Wisconsin - Wauwatosa

Waukesha Center

2727 N. Grandview Blvd.
Suite #100
Waukesha, WI 53188
262-547-9422
TMJ Orofacial Pain Treatment Centers of Wisconsin - Waukesha

Kenosha/Racine Center

6211 Durand Ave.
Suite #202
Racine, WI 53406
262-598-9901
TMJ Orofacial Pain Treatment Centers of Wisconsin - Racine

Northeast Center

200 W. Silver Spring Dr.
Suite #310
Milwaukee, WI 53217
414-962-3100
TMJ Orofacial Pain Treatment Centers of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Appleton/Green Bay Center

W3132 Van Roy Road
Appleton, WI 54915
920-882-1710
TMJ Orofacial Pain Treatment Centers of Wisconsin - Appleton

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