According to the American Dental Association, there is no official “TMJ specialist” designation.
But Dr. Hadgis has been treating TMJ for more than 25 years, and people looking for help with their TMJ pain are often looking for what they call a “TMJ specialist”. Dr. Hadgis and his team want you to find the help you need to stop your TMJ pain. Dr. Hadgis’ training and education make him uniquely qualified to treat your TMJ and headache pain.
The Importance of an LVI Education
Because Dr. Hadgis is so thoroughly dedicated to keeping his practice on the leading edge of dentistry, he has completed thousands of hours of post-graduate education. Much of this education has been at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, a world renowned center for the study of neuromuscular and aesthetic dentistry.
Dr. Hadgis’ most recent LVI course, Full Mouth Reconstruction, covered the latest techniques in neuromuscular dentistry, involving bite analysis, TMJ correction and the complete reconstruction of a healthy, beautiful smile. Educational experiences like that are what keep Dr. Hadgis at the forefront of providing the most sophisticated care modern density has to offer.
What is “TMJ”?
“TMJ” is an informal way of referring to disorders of the temporomandibular joints, which join your upper and lower jaws. You may also see the terms TMD, TMJ syndrome or TMJ dysfunction. Estimates of the incidence of TMJ in the population vary widely, but there is general agreement that TMJ disorders are under diagnosed.
Finding Help to Stop Your Pain
TMJ disorders can manifest themselves in different ways, with reverberating issues throughout the body. If you have classic symptoms, such as clicking or locking of the jaw, a noticeable change in your bite, or pain in the TMJ joint(s), read our page about TMJ Treatment. If you have persistent headaches with an undiagnosed cause, read our page on TMJ and Headaches.
Common Symptoms of TMJ
- Clicking when you open or close your mouth.
- Jaw “locks” or “gets stuck”
- Change in your bite
Less Common Symptoms of TMJ
- Facial muscle tenderness when you wake up
- Persistent headaches
- Sensitivity to light
- Hearing problems
- Sensitive teeth
- Stuffiness or pain in sinuses
- Unexplained pain in back, neck or shoulders
If you experience any of these symptoms, Dr. Hadgis can help you. Call our office to take your first step towards a pain-free life.