TMJ and TMD Treatment



Stop Suffering from TMJ and TMD


If you are in pain and are looking for an expert in the Medford and Long Island area, call (631) 447-8073 or click now to make an appointment with Dr. Raio.

Long Island top TMJ and TMD Specialist


Dr. Raio is one of very few in all of Long Island, New York that can boast an extensive 2-year residency in TMD/Orofacial Pain at NYU Dental School. Years of Continuing Ed in Sleep, Breathing, and TMD/TMJ Disorders, giving you access to the latest research and technology surrounding TMJ and TMD, as well as being a Diplomat of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy. Dr. Raio’s natural and holistic approach does not include drugs, surgery and is completely pain-free. Many of our patients report almost instant relief once treatment commences.


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Jaw discomfort or pain is a common symptom of  TMJ/TMD.

We treat the root cause


TMJ and TMD can leave you in debilitating pain, day after day, affecting most areas of your life. You do not have to suffer any longer or rely on medication to get you through the day. We can help. We find and treat the root cause of your TMJ and TMD pain, offering a unique, individualized treatment solution not found from other doctors.

If you are living in constant pain, stop suffering now!
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What is TMJ or TMD?


Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are disorders of the jaw muscles, temporomandibular joints, and nerves associated with chronic facial pain. Any problem that prevents the complex system of muscles, bones, and joints from working together in harmony may result in temporomandibular disorder.

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research classifies TMD by the following:

Myofascial pain. This is the most common form of TMD. It results in discomfort or pain in the fascia (connective tissue covering the muscles) and muscles that control jaw, neck, and shoulder function.
Internal derangement of the joint. This means a dislocated jaw or displaced disk (cushion of cartilage between the head of the jaw bone and the skull), or injury to the condyle (the rounded end of the jaw bone that articulates with the temporal skull bone).
Degenerative joint disease. This includes osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis in the jaw joint.


Symptoms of TMJ and TMD


TMJ and TMD can cause a wide range of symptoms. Sufferers of TMJ and TMD can experience all the symptoms to varying degrees, or only some of them. This is why finding an individualized treatment solution is extremely important when treating TMJ and TMD.

Some of the most common symptoms of TMJ and TMD include:

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  • Change in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together
  • Clenching or grinding of the teeth
  • Clicking or popping of the jaw
  • Dizziness
  • Earaches or ringing in the ears (not caused by an infection of the inner ear canal)
  • Headaches
  • Jaw discomfort or soreness (often most prevalent in the morning or late afternoon)
  • Limited mouth motions
  • Locking of the jaw
  • Numbness or tingling sensation in the fingers
  • Pain spreading behind the eyes, in the face, shoulder, neck, and/or back
  • Sensitivity of the teeth without the presence of an oral health disease

If you have any one of these symptoms and are in constant pain, don’t waste another minute living in pain.
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Causes of TMJ and TMD


Successful TMJ treatment requires diagnosing the root cause of the TMJ and TMD pain. Dr. Raio, our TMJ specialist, will talk with you about your medical history, whether you have had any recent dental work or trauma that may have caused your pain, as well as other state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to help formulate an individualized treatment solution.

In many cases, TMJ and TMD can be caused by bad sleeping habits, such as teeth grinding or sleep apnea, which you may not be aware you are suffering from. Diagnosing TMJ and TMD can often take some investigating, which makes working closely with Dr. Raio of utmost importance.

● Arthritis
● Bruxism, is the habitual, involuntary clenching or grinding of the teeth that often happens during sleep
● Dental malocclusions, which is an incorrect bite
● Dental work
● Displacement of the jaw joint disks
● Fibromyalgia
● Improper tongue resting position
● Inflammation
● Irritable bowel syndrome
● Missing teeth
● Natural development of the head and neck
● Poor dental health
● Sleep apnea
● Strain on the jaw joints
● Strain on the muscle group that controls chewing, swallowing, and speech
● Trauma to the jaw, the head, or the neck
● Whiplash

Airway issues and mouth breathing cause improper orofacial growth

We treat the root cause of TMJ and TMD.

Diagnosing TMJ and TMD


Successful treatment for TMJ requires diagnosing the root cause of the TMJ and TMD pain. Dr. Raio will talk with you about your medical history, whether you have had any recent dental work or trauma that may have caused your pain, as well as other state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to help formulate an individualized treatment solution.

In many cases, TMJ and TMD can be caused by sleeping habits, such as teeth grinding or sleep apnea, which you may not be aware you are suffering from. Diagnosing TMJ and TMD can often take some investigating, which makes working closely with Dr. Raio of utmost importance.

For many years, Dr. Raio has been giving people back their lives pain-free!
Call (631) 447-8073 or click today to begin a life without pain!


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Treatment for TMJ and TMD with Raio Dental


Raio Dental offers a full range of oral healthcare, including teledentistry, cosmetic and general dentistry, and sleep apnea and TMJ/TMD treatments for both adults and children. Stop masking the symptoms of TMJ and TMD pain and start treating the root cause! Our practice is well-equipped with the training and experience to find and treat the root cause of your TMJ and TMD symptoms, with the goal of ending your pain for good.

Alternatives to CPAP for sleep apnea

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