How Neuromuscular Dentistry Can Help You with TMJ Disorder
Does your jaw click, pop, get stuck? Do you have aches in the jaw and face that could be related to your jaw alignment? At élan by Dr. Meghan Hodges in Tulsa, OK, Dr. Meghan Hodges is a neuromuscular dentist with a skilled team of dental professionals who can help.
Neuromuscular dentistry is complex and multi-faceted and assessments and treatment methods could help you reduce or even eliminate TMJ pain symptoms altogether through determining and helping you maintain optimal jaw position. We have the equipment and the expertise to help you with pain and other TMD disorder symptoms.
TMJ Could be Doing More than Causing Jaw Pain
Most people in Tulsa associate TMJ or TMD pain with the jaw. Jaw clicking, jaw locking, jaw pain and overall tension are the most commonly discussed TMJ symptoms. But there are additional areas that could be affected by TMJ as well, including headaches, bruxism (teeth grinding), pain in the neck, shoulders, and back, plus pain and ringing in the ears. Your jaw’s alignment could even cause and /or contribute to sleep apnea.
Neuromuscular Dentistry: An Excellent Tulsa TMJ Treatment OptionTMJ treatment options are available from our Tulsa, Oklahoma dental office at élan by Dr. Meghan Hodges. Neuromuscular dentistry works to find your jaw’s optimal position and we can offer treatment, services, custom-fit devices, and advice that could help you achieve that optimal position so that you can eliminate TMJ pain and symptoms.
After a neuromuscular exam and assessment, leveraging a Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation, or TENS, unit and a K-7 mandibular scanning system we can help you achieve and maintain an optimal jaw position as well as determine the presence and /or extent of joint damage. Therapy options typically include a customized orthotic appliance that is worn for 3 months and then an additional assessment takes place to determine whether or not further treatment is required.
Contact élan by Dr. Meghan Hodges TodayContact us for a neuromuscular dentistry consultation. At our Tulsa, OK dental care clinic, we would be happy to assess your symptoms and determine whether or not TMJ or other dental issues are impacting your oral health and overall quality of life. In addition to neuromuscular dentistry, élan by Dr. Meghan Hodges also offers a number of cosmetic dentistry options, restorative dentistry, and general family dentistry procedures that can keep your mouth looking and feeling healthy.
Dr. Hodges and team strive to give each and every patient the treatment they deserve. Call us today at (918) 528-3330 to find out how we can help you achieve a smile that will have you shining brighter than ever before!