TMJ Treatment in Summerlin, NV
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) can present with a number of frustrating symptoms, varying in severity from aggravating jaw clicking to unbearable headaches. Thankfully, Dr. West offers advanced, neuromuscular treatments, as well as simple dental appliances, to eliminate TMJ complications and restore normal, healthy function.
What's TMJ Dysfunction?
The temporomandibular joints are the two small joints in front of your ears that enable smooth jaw motion. Stress, clenching and grinding, trauma, and several other factors can irritate these joints, expose sensitive nerves, and cause jaw soreness and clicking, facial pain, earaches and ringing in the ear, and migraines and tension headaches. This is what’s known as TMJ dysfunction, or TMD.
TENS and K7 for TMJ Therapy
Neuromuscular dentistry is the art and science of using the relaxed position of the muscles in the head and neck to place the jaw into optimal physiological position. Thirty years of research and clinical experience have shown that this technique is effective in treating patients with various levels of head and neck pain. Dr. West received additional training in neuromuscular TMD therapy at the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute. Using the advanced technology of TENS and K7, Dr. West is able to relax and accurately determine the jaw’s ideal position. Summerlin Center for Aesthetic Dentistry also provides comfortable, custom-fitted nightguards that help to restore proper jaw alignment and relieve pain as well.