TMJ/TMD Therapy in Madison
Health and Beauty in Harmony
Headaches. Earaches. Stiffness in your neck and shoulders. Before you call your doctor, maybe you should see your dentist in Madison first. These symptoms can indicate temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMD, a neuromuscular condition affecting the small, triangular joints just in front of your ears and your dentist at Oak Park Dental has the advanced testing capabilities to quickly and thoroughly determine if you are suffering from TMD.
What is TMD?
If your bite is misaligned – meaning when you close your mouth and put your upper and lower teeth together, they do not ‘fit’ – then the facial muscles you use for chewing and swallowing are not properly supported. The result of this mis-fit, or misalignment, is an entire system of nerves, teeth, muscles, and bones being locked in an involuntary tug of war that causes you increasing discomfort and pain. As a Las Vegas Institute trained dentist, Dr. Gyurina has extensive, specialized education in the subtle neuromuscular dysfunctions that cause TMD and can provide highly effective TMJ Therapy to alleviate symptoms and associated conditions such as:
- Migraines and Stress Headaches
- Earaches or Ringing in the Ears
- Stiffness in the Neck and Shoulders
- Teeth Clenching and Grinding (Bruxism)
- Worn, Chipped, or Cracked Teeth
- Pain or Soreness of the Jaw or Face
- Clicking, Grating or Locking in the Jaw Joints
TENS and K7 for TMD Relief
TMJ therapy is established through a thorough examination, including a diagnosis utilizing our K-7 scanning unit. This advanced diagnostic tool allows us to develop three-dimensional images of your jaw and provides data that indicates if your jaw joint is damaged and to what extent. This specialized information helps define your customized TMD treatment plan, which may include a custom orthotic appliance or restorative treatments such as a full-mouth rehabilitation.
A valuable TMD therapy used by Dr. Gyurina is the Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation, or TENS, unit. Delivering small electrical impulses to the muscles responsible for jaw movement, TENS therapy is completely comfortable, causing the jaw muscles to relax and allowing increased blood flow which flushes toxins and lets the muscles fall into their ideal position.
TMD relief is available at Oak Park Dental, where your health and comfort are our priority.
We invite you to join our growing patient family and experience the difference exceptional dentistry and a relaxed environment make in your oral health. Our Madison general, family, cosmetic, and neuromuscular dentistry practice also serves patients from the surrounding communities of Middleton, Verona, Oregon, and Monona. Contact us to make an appointment with your local dentist in Madison today. We look forward to enhancing your life, health, and smile!
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