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TMJ Disorder

Louisville, KY TMJ TherapyIf headaches, migraines, facial pain, and sensitive teeth are familiar, then Dr. Carroll might have a solution. These common symptoms are side effects of temporomandibular joint dysfunction, known commonly as TMJ dysfunction or TMD. As a neuromuscular dentist with training from the leading school for TMD, the Las Vegas Institute, Dr. Carroll helps alleviate these symptoms and restore facial-dental harmony.

TMD involves misalignment or over-stimulation of the joints and muscles of the jaw. Symptoms include frequent headaches, migraines, jaw or mouth pain, ringing in your ears, or neck or upper back pain. Dr. Carroll treats TMD differently from most other dentists in this area. In his extensive LVI training in neuromuscular dentistry, he was taught to use a low-frequency TENS machine to relax your jaw and find the most comfortable muscle and jaw joint position.

TMJ Testimonials

Dear Dr. Carroll,

You have helped me so much and truly changed my life! For the past two and half years, I have struggled with migraines, and they had slowly gotten worse. I was having 2 to 3 migraines each week! I had constant pain in my neck and the top of my shoulders. I had been to several different doctors about all of this, but none seemed to be able to help me until I found you. At my first appointment, you listened to all of my symptoms and all of my struggles. You told me what you thought my problem was and how you could help me. After relaxing my muscles with your "magic" machine, and performing some small adjustments on my bite, the pain in my neck and shoulders was gone. I returned for a second appointment of relaxing and small adjustments and left feeling like a new person. I feel like my bite is finally where it needs to be and the past two and a half weeks, I have only had one minor migraine.Thank you Dr. Carroll and Rhonda. I really do feel like a new person!!

Kim S.


Dear Dr. Carroll,

I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate all your help concerning my headaches. On my first visit to you I was at the end of my rope, thinking I was ever going to find relief and live a "normal" life. I had spent years in pain, waking up everyday with some sort of headache. I had been admitted to the Houston Headache Clinic for treatment for acute migraine headaches. It helped for a while, but I was on so many different types of medications they actually made the problem worse. I began having rebound headaches from all the medicine. The pain was so bad that it seemed only trips to the emergency room for IV therapy would give me relief. I began waking up at night in pain. The pain would be in my head down my back and even my teeth and jaws would hurt. I had to quit my part time job and was considering dropping out of school. Then after searching the Internet, I found your office. After your examination, you determined that it could be my bite causing my problems. Your treatments, as well as the appliance I wore religiously, has literally changed my life. I feel like a new person. I finally have my life back. I am off all the medicine, I have lost 50 lbs, I graduated from college, and I am entering pharmacy school in the fall. I am currently in orthodontic treatment, but I honestly feel you are responsible for changing my life. Your patience and genuine concern for my personal well-being is appreciated more than you will ever know. I never knew a bad bite could cause such excruciating pain. Thank you again for all your help.


Lacey Walden

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7513 New Lagrange Rd., Louisville, KY 40222 USA
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