What is TENS and How is it Used for TMD?

Wilson, Greenville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Raleigh & nearby areas

Mon, 11/05/2012

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is a condition that occurs when your jaw becomes misaligned. As a result, additional strain is placed on your jaw muscles which can lead to a variety of painful symptoms if not properly treated.

Common TMD symptoms include:

  • Clicking or popping of the jaw
  • Limited jaw mobility
  • Facial or neck pain
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Migraine headaches

The dentists at Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles can help you alleviate the painful TMD symptoms you experience. One of the primary methods we use to treat your TMD is TENS therapy. A TENS unit delivers low levels of electrical stimulation to your jaw in order to relax the muscles. This eliminates pain and helps place your jaw back in its ideal resting position.

Once TENS therapy has accomplished these goals, our dentists will provide you with a customized mouthguard to be worn at night while you sleep. This mouthguard will help realign your bite so that your jaw remains in its ideal resting position.

Please contact Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles today to schedule your TMD consultation. We serve patients in Wilson, North Carolina.

Dixon Boles & Associates