Suffering from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues can significantly diminish one's quality of life, causing persistent jaw pain, headaches, and disrupted sleep patterns. For many individuals, finding effective treatment seems like an elusive goal, as they explore various options without success. However, at Academy Dental Care, we specialize in providing comprehensive care for individuals with TMJ issues. Through innovative techniques and advanced technology, such as tensing and orthotic fitting, we aim to alleviate symptoms and restore comfort to our patients' lives. Learn why people seek out our specialized care, the transformative impact of our treatment approach, and why patients seek TMJ treatment from Dr. Shane Krohnfeldt.

Causes of TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorders can have several different causes. One such cause is bruxism, or teeth grinding, other causes are arthritis, stress, an improper bite, or displacement of the jaw joint disk. Anything that damages the jaw joint can cause TMJ. It can also flare up due to dehydration, vitamin D deficiency, and even poor posture. This disorder can be diagnosed by x-rays, as well as CT scans and MRIs.

Symptoms of TMJ

There are several different symptoms associated with TMJ disorder depending on the severity and specific cause. Some common ones include:
  • Pain in your jaw
  • Facial pain
  • Limited or stiff jaw movement
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo
  • Headaches
  • Neck or shoulder pain
These symptoms can be detrimental to everyday life. You don’t have to live with these symptoms—at Academy Dental Care, our team is here to help treat the causes and symptoms of TMJ so that you can return to experiencing life without pain and discomfort.


In some cases, TMJ will go away on its own if it is minor, but that is not always the case. However, if you have been experiencing it for a while, medical treatment will become more necessary. Treatment for TMJ disorder depends on the cause, and once that is determined, our expert team of qualified dentists will provide you with the best treatment to relieve and reduce your pain. Getting your TMJ treated can reduce the risk of dental damage due to teeth grinding and can improve your ability to chew, improving your overall health.


Through meticulous diagnosis, personalized treatment plans, and state-of-the-art technology, we strive to offer hope and relief to individuals grappling with chronic jaw pain and related symptoms. Dr. Shane Krohnfeldt and our dedicated team are committed to providing compassionate care and innovative solutions, empowering our patients to reclaim their comfort and well-being. If you or someone you know is struggling with TMJ issues, reach out to us to discover the difference our specialized care can make in your life.
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