Dr. Stephen Kaufman
TMJ Syndrome : A New and Better Treatment
If you know what TMJ (Temporal mandibular Joint ) Syndrome is, than you probably have it. It is a misalignment of the muscles of the jaw. It can cause your teeth and gums to wear out at a younger age, and it can cause some or all of the following symptoms:
tight or painful jaw muscles
clenching the teeth at night
pain when eating
pain in the teeth
difficulty opening the mouth wide or swallowing
tight neck muscles
dizziness or vertigo
ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
The pain from TMJ Syndrome can be mild or very debilitating. Dentists sometimes treat it with orthopedic appliances that a patient must wear for a long time. Although this can help, it can be expensive, inconvenient, uncomfortable, and only partially effective. Some dentists may even recommend surgery or grinding down of teeth. These procedures are irreversible, and may leave a patient worse off than before! Our approach is completely different, and has absolutely no danger or chance of side effects.
I'm very happy to say that we can help most of the patients we see with TMJ disorders. We have worked with TMJ problems for 27 years and have developed an original and highly effective approach. It works quickly, is painless, and relatively inexpensive. We do not use any splints, grind the teeth down, put any materials in the patient's mouth, require any exercises, or do any painful treatment. Our treatment consists of gently realigning the muscles of the mouth and jaw to allow them to get out of spasm and return to their normal position. Once this is done a few times the muscles tend to hold the jaw in the proper position, and the problem doesn't usually come back. We do this by applying a number of very gentle techniques to the jaw muscles. Many patients see results and feel relief within 1-3 treatments! (We also have developed an acupuncture treatment that gives us even better results, although most of our patients get well without it.)
you for all your help. You help get
me back on track with life. My TMJ
was "killing" me and you seem to be the only one that could help it.
---Dr. Marc Lawson
Headaches, Low Back Pain, PMS, Fatigue
you so much for all you have done for me. Although
I originally sought your help for depression you have cured that and all my
other chronic ailments as well. Even
some I didn't know about, like lack of concentration, headaches from computer
use, and low back pain. I could go
on and on. We were blessed to have
you in San Diego."
pain, TMJ (jaw ) pain,
“I had a weak right knee, intermittent jaw pain, sore back in the morning, and migraine headaches. My knee is now much stronger, my jaw no longer locks and my migraines have disappeared. I used to get very drowsy mid-afternoon but no longer do." “ ---Ben Godfrey
came to Dr. Kaufman because my right jaw was so sore my teeth couldn’t meet.
This problem had persisted for 3-4 years. I
have gotten much better with the applied kinesiological treatments.”
clicking jaw (TMJ), chronic fatigue syndrome, headaches
“Before seeing Dr. Kaufman, I had fatigue, headaches, infertility and a clicking jaw for years. I’ve had no headaches since treatment started. My energy level has greatly improved, and my jaw is not clicking. My sleep is much better and I feel ‘awake’ in the morning. " ---Karen Taylor
TMJ Causing Pain In a Front Tooth
" I had a lot of pain in my upper front tooth. The dentist wanted to do a root canal, even though he couldn't see an abscess on x ray. Dr. Kaufman treated my TMJ 2 or 3 times and the pain completely went away. This was 7 years ago, and I've never had any problems since. I never had the root canal, either. I would be happy to share my experience with anybody that wanted to call me." ----- Robert Raskin, Denver, CO.