Benjamin Shield, Ph.D.

Treatment of Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction

Dental anatomy and function have a profound influence in the health of the individual. The treatment and normalization of the temporal mandibular joint is of particular relevance and importance to me, as I have dental education in my background. As a manual therapist, I am afforded a unique position to treat the “root causes” of many conditions that are often overlooked by other specializations.

Some of the dental issues that I address in my practice are:

  • TMJ dysfunctions and pain
  • Malocclusion
  • Mandibular whiplash
  • Cranial nerve disorders
  • Cranial injury and cranial distortion
  • Alleviation of headache, sensory disturbances, and facial pain caused by TMJ dysfunction
  • Post-procedural care

The intention of this work is to focus art of manual therapy on the successful treatment of temporal mandibular joint dysfunction. It is important to recognize, evaluate, and treat common, yet often misunderstood, conditions. The goal is to directly help my clients to get and stay out of pain.


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