TMJ Disorders

TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders are a family of problems related to your complex jaw joint. If you have had symptoms like pain or a “clicking” sound, you’ll be glad to know that these problems are more easily diagnosed and treated than they were in the past. Since some types of TMJ problems can lead to more serious conditions, early detection and treatment are important.

Trouble with Your Jaw? TMJ disorders develop for many reasons. You might clench or grind your teeth, tightening your jaw muscles and stressing your Temporomandibular joint. Or, you may have a damaged jaw joint due to injury or disease. Whatever the cause, the results may include a misaligned bite, pain, clicking or grating noises when you open your mouth, or trouble opening your mouth wide.

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Treatment

There are various treatment options that Dr. Urbanek can utilize to improve the harmony and function of your jaw. Once an evaluation confirms a diagnosis of TMJ disorder, Dr. Urbanek will determine the proper course of treatment. It is important to note that treatment always works best with a team approach of self-care as well as professional care.

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DID YOU KNOW that nearly 50% of all women suffer with unexplained headaches, migraines, earaches, neck pain, jaw pain, vertigo or shoulder/arm pain?

Most people do not realize that these symptoms are due to the inflammation in their JAW JOINT.

Dr. Urbanek’s TMJ Splint is a small acrylic piece that fits comfortably in the mouth and is uniquely designed to relieve the jaw joint of the inflammation. It’s more than just a dental splint or mouth guard… it’s a life changer!

 Dr. Tony Urbanek, inventor of the patent pending, drug-free, non-surgical, permanent solution to jaw joint problems, arrived at this treatment after performing thousands of surgeries and realizing the relief was often only temporary. He went above and beyond the typical dental mouth guard or splint. The result: To-date over 1,000 patients have been treated with this pioneering new method with over 90% success.

Anthony P. Urbanek, DDS, MS, MD

5 out of 5 stars based on 119 TMJ reviews.

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I was really struggling with my TMJ. I had all the symptoms. I was literally in tears some days and some I couldn’t even open my mouth. Dr. Urbanek has really helped my jaw pain. Over the course of 2 months 95% of my jaw pain is better.

- Rebecca J

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Great staff and customer service. The TMJ Splint has changed my life - it relieved so much pain!

- Nekasha P

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I experienced headaches, ear pain, and neck pain for years without an understanding of the cause. Most recently my jaw began to lock. This was the symptom that brought me to Dr. Urbanek. After wearing the Urbanek Splint, I quickly noticed a difference in my symptoms and my jaw has not locked since. Very thankful!

- Joyce H

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Finding Dr Urnenak has been such a blessing. I suffered with TMJ for a year. I went to multiple doctors and dentists. I had many ER visits. No one knew how to help me. It was the worst pain I have ever experienced. When I met Dr Urbanek he was familiar with every symptom I was experiencing. That in itself was so relieving it brought me to tears. After using the TMJ Splint I had relief from my pain almost instantly. Now a year later I am pain free. I am so Thankful for this.

- Danielle S

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I had went to several specialists in over the years, trying to figure out why I had constant migraines and was waking up with a locked jaw. All I got was run around answers, medical bills and more headaches. Dr. Urbanek was great about asking a lot of questions and wanted to know about every symptom. Came to find out that I have a jaw growth. So now I wear a specialized retainer and haven’t had any migraines in over 6 months. What a relief!

- Ashley W

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Had a great experience with Dr. Urbanek and his entire staff. I’d had jaw pain, ear pain and headaches for at least 5 years before I was referred me to Dr. Urbanek’s office. After only 2 months of wearing a non-surgical TMJ splint, these symptoms are gone! Recommend a consultation with Dr. Urbanek for anyone with these symptoms.

- Sophie K

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Before getting referred to Dr. Urbanek, I had 10+ years of pain. The pain would come from grinding my teeth which caused headaches, neck pain, and locking of my jaw. I had to stop eating some of my favorite foods, take medication, and could barely open my mouth to brush my teeth. After almost three months with a TMJ Splint I feel 95% better. My pain has decreased, I can open my mouth normally, and no longer grind my teeth at night. The TMJ Splint has really helped me gain my normal back with going through a surgical procedure.

- Chelsea T

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Dr. Urbanek and staff were great to work with on my TMJ problem. I’m feeling much better since I started using the Urbanek splint. I have less headaches and other painful symptoms.

- Kimberly L

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After 5 months of constant ear and neck /jaw pain, my ENT sent me to Dr. Urbanek’s office for a consult. I was very skeptical due to other health issues such as rheumatoid arthritis and hearing loss. I listened to the information provided by Dr. Urbanek and decided I had no choice but to try the mouth splint. I had been using a mouth guard my dentist made for me ten yrs ago. Obviously I needed more than that. It has now been three weeks since I started using the Urbanek splint and it’s truly a miracle cure for me. My hearing is 90% better since the inflammation is calming down. I can also touch my jaw bones without flinching. I am so very encouraged now and totally recommend Dr. Urbanek and his caring kind staff.

- Lora N

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I had no idea about what TMJ is or it even exists. About 3 years back I started having symptoms like anxiety and I thought I had cancer. So I started consulting neurologist. I event got MRI done but no outcome. I also started having minor but continuous headaches and dizziness. I went to multiple doctors and ENT specialists but no clue. In April 2018, I read about Dr. Urbanek treating similar issues and in very first appointment he was sure that all of my problems are because of TMJ disorder. It was a relief to hear that someone actually know what’s going on with me. I got Dr. Urbanek device in April 2018 and after 4 months, most of symptoms raw gone and I mad very possessive about rest all to be gone very soon. I recommend Dr. Urbanek to everyone who has similar symptoms as I had. I wish everyone good health.

- Sachin G

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Over 20 years ago I had oral surgery and a year later my lower jaw bone grew and I began experiencing pain. I was taken off gum and caffeine which helped but did not totally alleviate the pain I was having in my jaw. After many years of continuing jaw and joint pain I stumbled across Dr. Urbanek and he changed my life. The mouthpiece he made for me is amazing. My pain stopped the first week I wore my mouthpiece. 8 years later I still wear it every night and am pain free. I even recommended Dr. Urbanek to my mom and she is now pain free as well.

- Gabrielle J

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I came in March 2018, with several symptoms that I have had for over 40 years. Jaws were popping, dizziness while chewing and ringing in the ears were some of the main problems for me. Dr. Urbanek has made such a difference! I find his methods truly amazing! NO surgery! Just a very simple splint that has changed my life forever! Thank you Dr. Urbanek! You’re the best!

- Cheryl P

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Wow! Dr. Urbanek and his staff have treated my very painful TMJ and I am excited to be myself again and without pain. With patience and following institutions, the TMJ device and care has allowed me to enjoy the things that became so uncomfortable and painful - eating, singing, talking - basically anything that required me to open my mouth. I am so glad I took the steps to seek help from Dr. Urbaneck!

- Janice M

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I have been wearing night guards for almost 30 years. I ground through these at a record rate. Finally a new dentist recommended Dr. Urbanek. I have been wearing my new device for three weeks and my headaches, neck and jaw pain are gone. I am thrilled and would recommend Dr. Urbanek to everyone who is suffering from TMJ symptons.

- Liz Q

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I had a hard time with my symptoms for years, but once they become worse in the last too years I had to find something for it. My jaw used to lock and pop causing a great deal of pain. Not to mention the headaches, and ear aches. I went to many doctors and they all told me it was nothing. But Dr. Urbanek was able to find the problem and help me out. If you have a problem with your jaw I would recommend him for it.

- Angel R

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Such a life-changing device! I have had TMJ Dysfunction since I was 11years old, for 21 years. I have debilitating migraines for two day at a time, at least two times a month. Over those years, I have had countless MRIs telling me there was nothing wrong. I have been to a neurologist who had me change my diet. I have been to several dental specialists, two of which gave me splints for the bottom row of teeth. I would end up spitting each of those out in my sleep rendering the splints useless. Dr. Urbanek has a completely new model for the upper row of teeth, which is why this device works. It separates the back molars from touching. I also do not spit it out when I sleep. Thank you Team Urbanek!

- Tiffany K

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I have been dealing with TMD symptoms for 20 years now. I was told by one physician that trying to treat TMD was like throwing money into a black hole. That it really couldn’t be done. That was not an option to me since I have a 4-year-old at home. My headaches were so severe that I was inhibited at keeping up with my son. But since getting my device, that is not a problem. Thank you Dr. Urbanek for giving me my life back.

- Jan L

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I feel that the splint has helped me with pain that I have been struggling with for years. I’m currently 20 years old and starting struggling with TMJ when I was around 15 or 16 years old. I definitely kept putting it off trying to get help with my symptoms but then it got to a point where it was unbearably painful and sleeping peacefully at night seemed impossible because of the pain. I really do recommend anyone struggling with any TMJ symptoms to definitely come see Dr. Urbanek.

- Jacqueline A

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Great experience, amazing results so far in the three weeks!

- Jonie S

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I’ve had TMJ for over a decade. My symptoms had started to become almost unbearable. Not only did I have jaw pain all the time, but ear pain, headaches, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Dr. Urbanek’s Splint has finally put years of discomfort to rest. If you are suffering from the pain of TMJ, I highly recommend you speak with Dr. Urbanek about the splint as an option for you!

- Erica L

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