The relationship of your teeth, muscles, and joints is critical to your overall oral health. If these three important elements are not working in harmony you can experience head, neck, and facial pain caused by a temporomandibular disorder (TMD).
Dr. Art Parker devotes his dental practice in Portland, Oregon, to patients with some form of TMD. He evaluates, treats, and charts each patient's recovery from the problems associated with TMD using clinical exams, functional testing, X-rays, CT Scans, and general patient history of lifestyle and habits.
The Temporomandibular Joints (TMJ) are the two joints that connect the jaw to the skull -- the joints that slide and rotate in front of your ears.
Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) is any problem that prevents this complex system of muscles, bones, and joints from working together in harmony.
"I first came in for TMJ and Craniofacial pain associated with a car accident. The care I received was very effective at alleviating my symptoms of headaches and jaw malfunction. Most of all I was so impressed with the attitude of compassion and professionalism that your office provided. I feel very comfortable referring people to your office knowing they’ll get the best care possible."
— Dr. K.R.