TMJ / TMD
Treatment TMJ / TMD
TMJ / TMD
(only Glen Carbon / O'Fallon)
When most people think about going to the dentist it might be to repair your teeth, straighten your teeth, replace your teeth, or whiten your teeth, but that is all changing. With the advancements in technology, we are now able to treat the problems that come from the forces created by our jaws.
We have helped many patients through Trudenta therapy and we are happy to discuss your treatment plan. Call us today to schedule a consultation!
Dr. Jeff and his team can diagnose the underlying issues that cause TMD(Temporomandibular Joint Disorders). This can cause headaches, migraines, neck and face pain, tinnitis (ringing in the ears), popping and clinking of the jaw joint, fracturing of teeth, and clenching to name just a few. During the consultation, we listen to our patients' concerns and the impact that TMD has on their life. Using digital diagnostic technology, we take measurements of tooth forces, document the range of motion in the neck, and in some cases we even measure how wide they can open their mouth comfortably.
We will take measurements and create a customized treatment plan. This plan may include a splint worn at night to decrease the dental forces. It may even include some ultrasound and cold laser therapy to decrease symptoms to get the healing started. For our headache patients, we may incorporate all of those therapies and add muscle manipulation and a special micro-current machine to re-program the nerves to fire correctly as we break down the lessons in the neuropathways and muscles of the head, face, neck, and shoulders. These treatments are painless, pleasant, and require no drugs. The appointments are typically monthly but more complicated cases may be seen more frequently.
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