TMJ Treatments

Effective TMJ Treatments in Las Vegas NV

Understanding  Temporomandibular Disorders

Temporomandibular Disorders, also known as TMD or TMJ, are a complex, understudied, and poorly understood set of conditions that restrict jaw movement and lead to pain in the jaw joint and surrounding tissues. 

As a debilitating health condition affecting various bodily systems, including circulation, digestion, hormones, glands, immunity muscles, nerves, reproduction, breathing and bones – it is clear that TMJ extends beyond the jaws and teeth.

Scientific research also shows that 85% of individuals with TMJ also experience other health issues in different parts of the body: allergies, chronic fatigue syndrome, headaches, various kinds of rheumatoid arthritis, endometriosis, fibromyalgia, urinary problems like interstitial cystitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), neck and lower back discomforts, sleep disturbances and vulvodynia,  along with numerous other medical ailments. 

As experts affirm, there is often a connection between TMJ and these other health issues, with many accompanying conditions found more prevalent among women.  

Millennium Dental Is North Las Vegas’ Top Choice For TMJ Treatments 

Excellent dental care and exceptional oral health are essential in managing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, as they offer comprehensive treatment options and personalized care. 

Here are several ways in which Millennium Dental can help with TMJ management:

  • Diagnosis And Evaluation:  
    Millennium Dental’s top-notch TMJ experts, with their extensive knowledge and experience in diagnosing TMJ disorders, use a comprehensive approach which involves  evaluation of jaw movements, bite alignments, muscle tenderness, and joint sounds, checking symptoms and dental history, and conducting physical examinations
  • Customized Treatment Plans: 
    We customize our treatment plans carefully to fit each patient’s unique needs. We offer conservative treatment options, including self-care techniques, lifestyle changes, oral appliances, and more advanced interventions if needed.  
  • Oral Appliances:
    Millennium Dental’s TMJ experts prescribe and customize oral appliances, such as occlusal splints or night guards, to treat TMJ disorders. These appliances help relieve jaw muscle tension, protect teeth from grinding and clenching, and promote proper jaw alignment.
  • Orthodontic Treatments:  
    We may recommend orthodontic treatments to address TMJ symptoms caused by misaligned bites and improve jaw function, including treatments such as braces or clear aligners. 
  • Dental Restoration:  
    Dental restorations can help alleviate TMJ symptoms caused by worn or damaged teeth, missing teeth, or uneven bite surfaces,  including dental crowns, bridges, and implants, to help restore proper occlusion and relieve pain and discomfort.
  • Trigger-Point Therapy  
    This therapy helps relieve muscle tension and pain from TMJ disorders. It involves pressure applied to specific trigger points in the jaw muscles to reduce stress and improve jaw function.
  • Collaborative Care:  
    We collaborate closely with other healthcare professionals, such as oral surgeons, physical therapists, and pain management specialists, to ensure comprehensive TMJ management and the most efficient and integrated care possible for our patients.  
  • Patient Education And Support : 
    TMJ disorder education encourages patients to actively manage their TMJ health by incorporating lifestyle changes, self-care techniques, and regular follow-up visits.

Millennium Dental Is Your Go-To Place For TMJ Management 

Millennium Dental plays a significant role in managing your TMJ disorders by utilizing a holistic and comprehensive approach. We provide a variety of advanced treatment options with cutting-edge technology and personalized care plans implemented by seasoned TMJ management experts.

Although TMJ may be a challenging condition to manage, patients can find relief from their symptoms and a comforting convalescence journey with the right combination of treatments and a skilled healthcare team. Millennium Dental offers top-notch TMJ care, with a focus on addressing the root causes of the condition, combined with comprehensive collaboration with other medical experts for all-encompassing health care for full TMJ management and treatment.