TMJ THERAPY

Do you suffer from:

  • Jaw Pain

  • Morning Head Pain

  • Headaches

  • Neck Pain

  • Clicking or Popping of the Jaw 

  • Locking of the Jaw Joint

  • Facial Pain

  • Pain in or around the Ear

  • Ringing of the Ears

  • Vertigo Dizziness

  • Difficulty Biting

  • Unexplained Tooth Sensitivity

  • Muscle Spasms

  • Clenching or Grinding

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If any of these symptoms describe you, fill out the contact form below to schedule a one hour TMJ Evaluation appointment with Dr. Sabet to:

 

  1. Review the symptoms you are having

  2. Examine  the complex relationship between your teeth, jaw joint, and the masticatory muscles (chewing muscles) 

  3. Capture a CT Xray of your TMJ joint (that will be sent to a radiologist through a radiology report)

This information will allow her to give a diagnosis of TMJ (the dysfunction of the temporomandibular joints) and plan a therapy that is tailored specifically for you.

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MORE ABOUT HOW WE TREAT THE TEMPORAL MANDIBULAR JOINT (TMJ)

Traditional Dentistry is one dimensional; focuses on the teeth and occlusion.

Nueromuscular Dentistry (NMD) follows anatomy, form and function.

NMD goes beyond the habitual one dimensional bite and considers the entire relationship between the teeth, joint and the muscles to find the optimal relationship between the skull and mandible. Different muscles are used for posturing the jaw at rest, opening and using the jaw to chew and bracing to swallow hundreds of times a day. When the teeth, joint and muscles do not work together in harmony, a patient can experience facial pain, joint pain, postural issues, and some of the symptoms listed below.

The muscles controlling the movements of the jaw have been habitually programmed by the brain. If the mandible is not able to rest comfortably to the upper teeth, the muscles with accommodate this and close in an abnormal pattern causing improper stresses and fatigue. Over time this can cause the joint to compress resulting in a pinched disc or permanent arthritic issues of the joint.

When in disfunction or pain, the TMD patient has a hard time knowing where a comfortable place to rest the jaw is. To help relax the muscles that aid in head/neck posture and occlusion, a  Myomonitor is used. The Myomonitor or tens helps to establish the true relaxation of where the joint, muscles and teeth are most comfortable. The Myomonitor delivers a safe, Ultra Low Dose frequency electrical muscle stimulation through adhesive patch electrodes attached over nerves that control specific muscles groups. This stimulus sends an involuntary contraction to the muscles to deprogram the habitual posture of the mandible that has adapted to the incorrect or offending bite and head/neck posture that is causing pain.

This helps the NM dentist find and record a true resting jaw position for the patient. Then with that information and use of digital impressions of your teeth, we are able to construct an orthotic to adjust how your lower jaw rests against your upper teeth. This orthotic may be worn as an intern step or as a more permanent solution for your TMD issues depending on your diagnosis.

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