TMJ Treatment in Chapel Hill Relieving Pain. Restoring Smiles.

Chapel Hill & Durham TMJ Headache Treatment

Relieving Pain. Restoring Smiles.

Do you have chronic headaches or migraines? Do you wake up in the morning with a sore jaw? Do you clench or grind your teeth? All of these are symptoms of TMJ syndrome or temporomandibular joint disorder.

Commonly known as TMJ, it is an acute or chronic pain condition that occurs when your jaw is out of alignment. When your bite is healthy – the top jaw is aligned with your bottom jaw. This means that your bite is in its optimal position, the muscles are calm and relaxed, and your jaw functions comfortably.

When the jaw is misaligned (a condition called malocclusion), a variety of problems can occur.

Symptoms associated with TMJ disorders

  • Clicking or popping of the jaw
  • Limited jaw function
  • Pain in the neck, shoulders and upper back
  • Pain and pressure in the ears and face
  • Migraines
  • Dizziness
  • Hearing loss
  • Jaw pain or tenderness of the jaw

To alleviate these symptoms, your jaw needs to be realigned. To put your bite back into its optimal position, Dr. Saib uses splint therapy. When the splint (an oral appliance) is placed over the upper teeth, it immediately repositions the muscles, joint and teeth in a harmonious position, working together without any strain or pain.

Splint therapy helps redistribute and redirect the biting forces, eliminating headaches and other problems that can occur as a result of malocclusion.

  • I have visited more dental chairs than I want to recall. Never have I felt as comfortable at a dentist office as I do at Dr. Saib’s office. Everyone there makes you feel so comfortable. I wish I knew of Dr. Saib years ago. Dr. Saib was the first dentist that told me he was not going to judge me for the condition of my teeth. That says it all…Thank you Dr. Saib for bringing my smile back.

    - Emily
  • Dr. Saib and staff our always professional and friendly and make the bi-annual dentist trip as pleasant as one can be (you know, with people picking and poking in your mouth!). Thorough and considerate health care provider. Would recommend without reservation.

    - Jordan
  • Dr. Saib’s office is always pleasant. The staff is professional, courteous and kind. Dr. Saib has a friendly, approachable manner and explains things thoroughly. We drive all the way from Durham to keep him as our dentist.

    - Anonymous
  • Dr. Saib and his staff are simply the best. And believe me, I know. I’ve had to have quite a bit of cosmetic dental work done in the past 20 years. His clam demeanor and obvious skills in color matching, pain management, and creating such a natural look are most appreciated. Dr. Saib listens to your concerns and addresses them. His staff is friendly, professional and welcoming. After all I have been through, I’m so grateful that I found Dr. Saib’s practice. I can smile confidently once again.

    - Nancy
  • I love coming to the dentist. My kids love coming to the dentist! Everyone in the office is friendly, shows an interest in my family and me and makes us feel very welcome. Dr. Saib takes a conservative approach to dentistry, never trying to push any treatment, but definitely staying on top of our needs. Recommend highly!

    - L.S.
  • My experience at Dr. Saib has been excellent. Dr. Saib and his entire staff are gracious and go out of their way to make me feel welcome and appreciated. I have many choices of local dentists but I choose to drive an hour each way to see Dr. Saib. That’s how much I think of his service.

    - Anonymous
  • Dr. Saib and all of his staff are wonderful! Everyone is very friendly and caring. I have been going to him as my general dentist for the past 10 years. He is a great dentist and very thorough! I recently decided to fix my teeth cosmetically. I had been unhappy with my teeth for a long time. Using veneers Dr. Saib made my teeth look natural and beautiful! He clearly loves doing cosmetic dentistry and does amazing work. It is very important to him that the patient is satisfied and that the teeth look great in the end. No strangers have noticed that my teeth have veneers on them, which is great and means they look very natural, but someone (who didn’t know I had gotten veneers) did comment when we were taking pictures at a party that I have a beautiful smile and look ready for bridal photos at my upcoming wedding. Thank you so much to everyone in the office! It was a great experience and I am very happy with my smile!

    - Haley
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