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TMJ & Neuromuscular Treatment

Relieving and Soothing St. Joseph Jaw Pain

One big word — temporomandibular — can be the source of huge problems and pain for so many people. The truth is that the joint below your ears at your jaw (TMJ) can develop into temporomandibular disorder (TMD), where it can be challenging to simply bite, chew, speak, or even get a good night’s sleep. At Modern Dentistry Associates, we have the unique training and experience to diagnose and treat mild to severe TMD to improve your overall wellness.

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While many people with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), also referred to as TMJ disorder, never experience severe symptoms, some sufferers will be forced to deal with chronic pain that progressively worsens and interferes with daily life. Patients with severe TMJ disorder may experience sleeplessness, fatigue, stress, facial pain, headaches, and other symptoms which could adversely impact your overall quality of life. If you suffer from TMJ disorder, St. Joseph neuromuscular dentist Dr. Sven Erickson can help alleviate the condition so that you do not have to endure chronic pain any longer.
To accurately diagnose a problem with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), Dr. Erickson uses the state-of-the-art K7 jaw tracking system. This technology uses high-perception sensors that record your jaw movements and sound vibrations. By observing how the jaw functions, our team can pinpoint how and when the jaw is stressed or strained. The K7 system is integral in determining where the problem lies.
The goal of TMJ disorder treatment is to reduce and eventually eliminate all symptoms by restoring a balanced bite. Dr. Erickson will use the principles of neuromuscular dentistry to find the treatment or combination of treatments that will offer relief from headaches, pain, and other effects of TMD.
Dr. Erickson has received extensive training in the field of neuromuscular dentistry from the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), the most prestigious neuromuscular dentistry training facility in the country. His years of education have been well tested during many years in practice as a general, cosmetic, and neuromuscular dentist.
The remedies for TMJ disorder will vary based on your symptoms and degree of bite correction required. We will first need to perform a full diagnostic evaluation in order to select ideal solutions and estimate the cost of treatment. During your first visit with us, we will give you a general idea of what your TMD therapy can cost, covering the full range of treatment options from conservative to invasive.
Once Dr. Erickson has a good understanding of the specifics surrounding your jaw misalignment, he can devise the proper strategy for permanent repositioning. Your personalized TMD treatment may consist of one or several different treatment methods designed to eliminate your symptoms and create a healthy alignment of the upper and lower jaws. Mild cases can be improved by physical therapy or lifestyle changes, while moderate to severe problems may require oral appliances, medication, and other efforts.

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