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

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Thirty years ago, I bit into a thick sandwich with my mouth wide open, that resulted on an abnormal sound in the back of my jaw. From them began a discomfort that gradually increased with time. The dental professional I saw couldn’t help me until my new dentist in franklin, tan recommended Dr. Tony Urbanek. My symptoms included consistent headaches( almost daily), pain when biting and eventually my teeth and jaws no longer aligned with each other. Dr Urbanek explained that after so many years of not finding care, my jaws were permanently damaged, after taking x-rays. The splint he developed for me eventually got rid of my symptoms. Having occasional headaches, was huge for me. Not to mention my bite corrected. Please don’t wait to see Dr. Urbanek! And thank you Dr. Urbanek.

- Tayrien C

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Several years in a typical night guard to protect against teeth grinding just didn’t do it fo me. After consulting with my dentist we decided that Dr Urbanek just might be a good fit for me. I came in with many of the typical symptoms and after several months treatment with Dr Urbanek’s device, I feel so much better and can even see the difference in my jawline. So glad I tried this treatment.

- Wendy N

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I have experienced jaw pain for the last 2 years and I have tried many different options and nothing seemed to help. I woke up every morning with my jaw and my head hurting. After wearing this device for 3 weeks my symptoms have decreased tremendously. I’m extremely satisfied and I recommend anyone having these systems give Dr. Urbanek’s device a try. You will not regret it.

- Tiffany C

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I’ve been grinding my teeth since I was a child, and over time it has lead to jaw problems that became very painful. The Splint has really decreased much of my pain. While my jaw still catches and locks sometimes, it is not nearly as much as it used to and it doesn’t hurt! I know my jaw will never be “normal” but this device really seems to have made this problem much more manageable, and I like knowing that the device stops my back teeth from grinding at night. I look forward to seeing my issues decrease even more over the coming months!

- Morgan B

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My whole life, I been a teeth grinder. This has led to numerous symptoms over the years. Until I saw Dr. Urbanek, I never realized how many of the symptoms were associated with the grinding and the TMJ! He came highly recommended by my life long dentist, Dr. Pace, Sr. Since meeting with Dr. Urbanek and using the TMJ Splint for the last 2 months, 95% of my symptoms have improved or gone away all together. I cannot recommend Dr. Urbanek enough!

- Meg E

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I got my splint made 5 years ago from Dr. Urbanek for the reason of me grinding my teeth together during the night. I tried several different brands of mouth guards and splints but none of them compared to this one. It has made a big difference for me and I’d hate to be without it.

- Devin C

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No headache jaw does not hurt it is wonder

- Judy G

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I have suffered TMJ pain for almost 30 years. As an adult I have had expanders, numerous sets of braces & retainers. The pain would still come and go regardless of the treatment(s). I began grinding my teeth in my sleep about 10 years ago & broke 2 molars. I then began grinding my teeth all hours of the day & had horrible jaw pain, locking & spasms. The pain was horrible & I knew that I was over using Tylenol & Aleve. After wearing Dr. Urbanek’s TMJ Splint for just 1 day the pain was gone! I noticed that I no longer have neck & shoulder pain or headacheseither. My only regret is not finding Dr. Urbanek sooner!!

- Melissa H

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My experience with Dr Urbanek was wonderful. He explained to me that this was a process and it would take time, but for me it took me no time at all. I had to go the first three weeks taking ibuprofen and Tylenol and keeping something warm on my jaw and I could only eat potato soup(chili’s has the best). But now I only have 10% of the pain and problems that I started with.

- Jessica H

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Fantastic TMJ surgeon and the best follow up Surgeon. TMJ resolved with a lot of patience and good work from Doctor.

- J F

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I wanted to share how much the appliance/splint has helped me in the quality of my everyday life. I was having headaches, earaches, and neck pain daily. I went to a chiropractor and did not get relief. It was then i went to the ENT because of the severe pain. They told me they thought i needed to see a dentist. I went to my dentist and he referred me to Dr. Urbanek. He fitted me for a splint that i wear 24 hours a day(except for eating). My headaches are gone, as well as my ear and neck pain. I highly recommend you seeing Dr. Urbanek if you have frequent headaches, etc. I call it my Miniature miracle.

- Robbie I

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After two months of wearing my new appliance, my symptoms of headache, jaw pain and neck pain are gone. I had been experiencing these symptoms for almost 20 years. I am also sleeping better now. The adjustment of wearing the appliance was certainly easier than expected and well worth the short time it took to be free of discomfort.

- Kay G

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I Came to Dr. Urbaneks after going to several different types of Doctors not knowing what to expect but knowing all i wanted was relief ! I had neck pain, jaw pain,dizziness, ringing in the ears and several other symptoms.Dr. Urbanek knew exactly what i was talking about and going through! When i go t my Tmj splint i instantly felt better, a week later no jaw pain, all of my symptoms were gone within a months time. I highly recommend if you are having these symptoms to get the Urbanek Splint, it is truly a success. Thank you Dr. Urbanek

- Brittany H

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I was sent to Dr. Urbanek way back in 1991 because of TMJ problems. The Temporandibular disk on both jaws had to be removed. I remember Dr. Urbanek saying, "If you do everything I tell you to do, you'll be able to eat anything you want". Yes Dr. Urbanek knew what he was talking about. How many years now? 28 years later, I'm eating anything I want. Thank you Dr. Urbanek. I'll always be Thankful to you for taking such good care of me.

- Gayla D

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I was struggling with all of the symptoms of jaw clenching and was in constant discomfort. Dr Urbanek was able to immediately identify my issue and fit me for a device which prevented further clenching. I have had wonderful success and am almost symptom free just six weeks later!

- Brenna S

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Lived with horrible TMJ symptoms for 15+ years. Tried everything and nothing worked. Went to Dr Urbanek became informed of what TMJ is and how a splint could benefit me. Got my custom splint and with proper wear my symptoms are almost completely gone! I wish I had gotten treatment sooner!

- Tachiana L

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For years I struggled with my jaw pain; laughing, yawning, singing, and even just talking for long periods of time would bring on a list of painful symptoms. The Urbanek Splint has been a big help in relieving that pain and it’s only been three weeks since I’ve started using it! My only regret is not finding out about it sooner, I can’t imagine ever going back to a time before it!

- Samantha L

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After years of suffering with headaches, jaw pain, and ringing in my ears I finally have relief. Dr. Urbanek and his staff are wonderful! My only regret is that I didn’t find them sooner.

- Kylie P

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12 weeks ago I couldn’t sleep at night due to intense TMJ disorder. My neck and back hurt so bad I couldn’t turn my head from left to right...and that’s the flare up that made me realize I had to do something. Someone referred me to Dr. Urbanek and I’ve been progressively better since the first day I wore his splint. Thank you, Dr. Urbanek for giving me my life back.

- Autumn K

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I have dealt with TMJ symptoms for forty plus years. I was referred to Dr. Urbanek after talking with my ENT Doctor. He told me about the success that Dr. Urbanek was having with a splint that he had developed. I started using the splint in Sept 2018. The jaw pain, headaches, dizziness, and ringing in my ears has diminished to the point I now have pain/dizzy free days. Thank you to Dr. Urbanek and staff.

- Debra B

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