Milwaukee shoulder or back pain

Dr. Michael Westman Blog, TMJ Disorder, TMJ Neck Pain, TMJ Pain Solutions

Suffering from unexplained shoulder or back pain? Your jaw could be to blame When you have unexplained shoulder or back pain, you may place the blame on the usual suspects: your mattress too much sitting or standing too much stress overwork. While any of these things can cause back and spinal pain, there is another cause that most people never even …

TMJ Pain Solutions

Dr. Michael Westman TMJ Pain Solutions

Do I have “TMJ”? Getting started is easy. Read through the helpful resources on this website and get ready to smile again! Why Dr. Westman? Dr. Michael Westman is a Racine, Wisconsin dentist providing TMJ (neuromuscular) therapy and dental care for more than 25 years. Come in for a Sleep Disorder Diagnosis, and let us show you how we provide …

Crowns & Bridges for TMJ Treatment

Dr. Michael Westman TMJ Pain Solutions, TMJ Treatment

Worn teeth can result in TMJ The daily wear and tear imposed upon your teeth on a daily basis eventually shows in your smile. Perhaps you have a few missing teeth, a broken tooth or gapped teeth. Whatever your teeth reveal about your journey, it might be time to consider whether you can benefit from a smile rejuvenation. This is …

Dental Bonding for TMJ Treatment

Dr. Michael Westman TMJ Pain Solutions, TMJ Treatment

Your teeth could be affecting your jaw If you are struggling with persistent discomfort in your jaw that will not go away, you could be dealing with TMJ. Also referred to as a TMJ disorder, it centers on the temporomandibular joint. This vital joint is the connection between the upper and lower jaw. When everything is in balance and there are …

Dental Veneers for TMJ Treatment

Dr. Michael Westman TMJ Pain Solutions, TMJ Treatment

Ever considered dental veneers for TMJ treatment? Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth not only affect your appearance, but can affect your jaw, and contribute to symptoms such as migraines and back pain. Worn teeth and poor tooth alignment can develop into complex dental issues over time. You can use a dual-purpose cosmetic product to protect your teeth from further wear and …

Dental Implants for TMJ Treatment

Dr. Michael Westman TMJ Pain Solutions, TMJ Treatment

Wondering if you should get that missing tooth replaced? A missing tooth can be irritating – it can often result in pain, food getting lodged between the adjacent teeth, and difficulty cleaning the teeth. What you might not know, however, is that in addition, a missing tooth can mean more longer term consequences. Though you may be able to handle …

What is TMJ

Dr. Michael Westman TMJ Pain Solutions, What Is TMJ

So … What exactly is TMJ? Do you ever wake in the morning feeling like your jaw spent all night at the gym while you slept? Do you have trouble hearing your own thoughts due to the cacophony of popping and clicking in your jaw? Has it ever felt like you’d never be able to open your jaw, or get …

Childhood Allergies and TMJ

Dr. Michael Westman TMJ Causes, TMJ Pain Solutions

Childhood allergies can cause TMJ The most common cause of upper airway obstructions, crooked teeth, and TMJ, is having allergies as a child. Congested breathing can impact jaw growth If a child can breathe normally through their nose their tongue rests on the palate and inside surfaces of all of the upper teeth. In this position, the tongue balances the …

Test Yourself

Dr. Michael Westman TMJ Pain Solutions, TMJ Tests

Do you have TMJ? Test yourself TMJ can cause a host of difficult to diagnose symptoms. To help you discover if you jaw is, indeed, the culprit for your pain, here are a few simple tests you can do at home to find out a little bit more about what is at the root of your TMJ symptoms. Please note! These are …

Keyway Wear Patterns Test

Dr. Michael Westman TMJ Pain Solutions, TMJ Tests

Keyway Wear Patterns – Test This is when your bring the front teeth on top edge to edge with the front teeth on the bottom. Is there a place where they form a tight fitting match. This is because you have worn the front teeth together by grinding over and over and have made a match between the upper and …