David B. Miller D.D.S. - TMJ Specialist Sacramento Valley
Sacramento, Roseville, Rocklin, Folsom and Citrus Heights, California
Do you have unexplained symptoms like neck, shoulder, and jaw pain; headaches, or clicking or popping of the jaw? Have you gone to many doctors and still gotten no answers? Maybe your problem is TMJ, temporomandibular joint disorder. Our body is a complicated system of interlocking, interdependent parts, and, as strange as it may sound, problems with your jaw could have effects as far-reaching as your back, hands, and feet.
If you have some of the common symptoms of TMJ and have been unable to get answers from a number of doctors, you should consider evaluation by a neuromuscular dentist, who, by analyzing the interaction of your muscles, nerves, bones, and teeth can determine whether problems in your jaw may be responsible. For a consultation with neuromuscular dentist David B. Miller at Advanced Dental Concepts, please call or email us today.
The reason why TMJ can be very hard to diagnose is that its symptoms can be various and seemingly unrelated to your jaw and teeth. Symptoms that can be related to TMJ include:
- Jaw and tooth pain
- Tooth clenching and wear
- Difficulty or pain chewing
- Face pain
- Pain or pressure above, behind or below the eyes
- Neck, upper back and shoulder pain
- Pain, numbness, or tingling in the arms
- Tinnitus (ringing, buzzing, or roaring in the ears)
- Balance problems or vertigo
You can read more on our TMJ symptoms page.
Although the symptoms for TMJ can be complex, the treatment for TMJ may be simple. Because the symptoms of TMJ derive from an imbalanced bite, it can often be treated by restoring balance to the bite. Some immediate symptoms can be alleviated almost instantly with an electric massage in our office that helps overstrained muscles to relax and stop putting pressure on nearby nerves, blood vessels, teeth, and bones. For some people, this may be the only treatment necessary.
For other people, it may be necessary to hold the jaw in balance, either with an orthotic (mouth piece) that is worn for part of the day (most commonly at night), or with dental restorations that can build up worn teeth or replace lost teeth that may be contributing to the imbalanced bite.
Advanced Dental Concepts for Advanced TMJ Solutions
Dr. David Miller is a clinical instructor at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, the premier school for training neuromuscular dentists. He has over 25 years experience helping people in and around Sacramento to get the best solution to their dentistry-related problems, whether their issues are basic, such as simple fillings and whitening, or complex, such as a serious neuromuscular problem.
Our cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry practice is dedicated to Quality Dentistry in a Caring Environment. We will listen to your symptoms and help you find the solution best suited to your situation, an effective treatment that fits your budget, your schedule, and your life.
To learn more about Dr. Miller or the treatment options we offer, please call or email Advanced Dental Concepts today to schedule your consultation.