TMJ Disorders

We provide lasting relief from facial and jaw pain by identifying and resolving the source of the problem

Many problems that originate in the oral cavity (mouth) can manifest as facial and jaw pain. Our dentist provides solutions that transcend the health of the teeth and gums. Certified as a craniofacial sleep medicine specialist, Dr. Jeff Danner has considerable expertise in preventing, diagnosing, treating, and managing imbalances associated with the airway and jaw joints. This extensive and broad-based approach to resolving pain gets lasting results by treating distressing symptoms at the source. 

Dental solutions for medical problems 

Our team at VIA Health Group in Canton, Ohio, blends focused know-how and advanced technologies and techniques to get to the bottom of radiating maxillofacial (jaw and face) discomfort. Problems with the temporomandibular joints on either side of the face can produce this type of pain, as well as: 

  • Chronic tension headaches
  • Persistent migraines
  • Frequent earaches and tinnitus
  • Jaw stiffness and locking 
  • Discomfort or difficulty when chewing food 

Pain associated with TMJ dysfunction or disorders (TMJDs) is also often described as a dull ache in the face, jaws, and around the ears. Untreated TMJDs may become more painful, or symptoms may arise more frequently over time. So, getting a proper diagnosis and prompt, tailored treatment is essential to support your well-being and quality of life.

One-of-a-kind treatment plans 

TMJDs are complex. They may be associated with occlusal problems or misalignment of the teeth and jaws. Additionally, patients may “brux” or grind their teeth and clench their jaws. This chronic condition, bruxism, stresses the jaw joints. The forces placed on the teeth and jaws lead to pain and can also damage the teeth and dental work. Sleep-disordered breathing, such as obstructive sleep apnea, is also associated with habitual bruxism. It is not unusual for undiagnosed OSA sufferers to complain about many of the problems that are widely symptomatic of TMJDs and bruxism. These symptoms include frequent headaches, which are often present or at their worst when the patient wakes up.

As your destination for all things airway and craniofacial health, Dr. Danner and our expert team at VIA Health Group are uniquely positioned to accurately detect the causes or contributing factors behind your pain. From there, we may recommend therapies such as the revolutionary Vivos® method. Unlike other types of oral appliance therapy, the Vivos® actually alters the anatomical anomalies or imbalances that result in or increase the risk of developing SDBs, TMJDs, bruxism, and other compensatory behaviors. In turn, patients undergoing treatment gradually experience expansion within the mouth. So, air can flow without impediment during sleep. Patients enjoy restful and uninterrupted sleep and improvements in accompanying bruxism and TMJD symptoms such as facial and jaw pain. 

You deserve to feel and “be” your healthy best. Call (330) 915-3390 today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Danner at our office in Canton, OH.


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