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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I had jaw pain everyday for at least a year, that interfered with eating and daily activities, but after using my TMJ Splint my jaw is feeling a lot better!

- Katherine R

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Dr. Urbanek was extremely helpful and friendly. When I first explained my symptoms to him he knew exactly what was going on. Only two months after wearing the Splint I no longer suffer from jaw pain/locking. I am very pleased with everything he and his staff have done for me.

- Jacob F

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I started to hear my jaw pop in early high school. Thinking nothing of it, I went on with my daily life. My senior year rolled around and it became a problem when it would get stuck, so to speak. I then went to my first year of college and for the first time it locked up on me. I was unable to open my mouth wide. I tried to open it which caused me great pain. I was scared and didn’t know what happened. I woke up the next day with my jaw still in pain. I thought it would be fine after that, but that’s when it got bad. It would lock up more and more. I became scared of going out with friends to eat because if it locked up I couldn’t open my mouth wide enough to eat. One day in the summer, it locked up the longest it has and I felt frustrated because I couldn’t open my mouth wide enough to eat. I then started to look for help. My mom started searching for the best. I came here because I was at the point of trying anything. The Splint was a bit weird at first, but I am now at the two month mark and about 90% better! As now a sophomore in college, I have gone out and not been worried of people looking at me try to fit food into my mouth or be scared to go out with friend. I definitely owe my confidence to the doctor and staff here!

- Madison N

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I had experienced jaw pain for years, but finally came to Dr. Urbanek when I began experiencing sharp ear pain. I saw the testimonials on his site and wasn’t sure if they were too good to be true, but I figured I didn’t have anything to lose (except hopefully the pain)! After speaking to him about my symptoms, I learned that what I had thought of as unrelated pains were actually all part of the same jaw joint pain, and I had been suffering for 20 years. Fortunately, my story has a very happy ending: after two months of wearing the Urbanek Splint, I am almost completely pain-free (like 90%!). I cannot believe the improvement of such a long period of pain in such a short amount of time. My only regret about the experience is that I didn’t know to come to see Dr. Urbanek sooner! Dr. Urbanek is friendly, compassionate, and extremely knowledgeable. He was a pleasure to work with and actually listened to my symptoms.

- Susie B

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This has helped me so much-wished I knew about this sooner! Thanks so much!

- Donna R

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I came to Dr. Urbanek with severe ear and jaw pain, and he was quickly able to tell me that TMJ disorder was the cause. I got my device and within just a few weeks my symptoms had abated. I would absolutely recommend him for all your TMJ needs.

- Kaitlyn J

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My jaw had been locking and clicking open and close for almost more than a year. At first I thought it will go away by itself, however it didn’t. Therefore, I saw Dr. A Urbanek and he helped me figure out that it was due to teeth clenching which I did not even know I did at the time. In very less time, I had a Splint in my mouth and in two month my jaw locking stopped. It is worth it because now I can yawn properly and open my mouth wide and chew properly without clicking of jaw.

- Shreyakumari C

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It started when I was 15 years old, daily headaches, jaw pain, ear ache, it was painful to eat because my jaw would pop with every chew, I had neck pain, shoulder pain, all of which I contributed to stress and being thrown off a horse when I was younger. One day I went to the doctor with what I thought was a severe ear infection. My jaw was numb and it hurt from my ear to my mouth, one of the worst pains I had felt in a while. It turned out I had TMJ, who knew!! All these years I dealt with all of these symptoms on a daily basis and was miserable. After meeting with Dr. Urbanek and wearing my device as directed, I am now 80% better. But I n Know my triggers that make it worse and make it flare up, that is when I wear my device more during the day. I am now going to bring my daughter in! Thank you Dr. Urbanek!

- Nancy L

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Before using the Splint, I had an extreme pain in the right side of my jaw. It would be difficult for me to eat, yawn, or basically do anything requiring my jaw to open. Additionally, a loud pop would follow that friends could hear from across the table. Because of the severity, I’d considered not eating in front of others. Giving the Splint a try was a giant leap of faith, and there were moments when I had my doubts, but the Splint was the best choice I made! It helped to ease the headaches and popping that would follow with opening my mouth, and now I’m comfortable to eat around others without pain. I would definitely recommend for others who experience the same pain that follows with TMJ.

- Sydney G

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I could have avoided 40 years of brutal head and neck pain and several misdiagnosis if any doctor had recommended Dr Urbanek before now. I’m grateful a dentist did finally send me to Dr Urbanek because pain is not going to hamper the future like it has the past.

- Elizabeth R

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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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