Welcome to our brand new blog! Dr. Grivas and his whole team are excited to have this avenue as a way to bring you the very latest information about our practice and your oral health. This is just one aspect of our commitment to improving the smiles of all our neighbors in Sacramento. To start things off, we’d like to share a little information on a revolutionary TMJ treatment — one that uses neuromuscular techniques to provide you with the relief you need. Keep reading to learn more from Dr. Grivas today.
All About TMJ & Its Treatment in Sacramento, CA
Do you wake up in the morning with a sore jaw or a faint headache? Do you feel like you haven’t really gotten a good night’s sleep in… well, you’re not sure how long? If you answered yes to these questions, you could be suffering from a problem with your temporomandibular joint, or the TMJ.
Symptoms of TMJ disorder include:
- Chronic head, jaw or ear pain
- Problems with the sinuses
- Nighttime clenching and grinding of the teeth (often noticed by a loved one)
- Teeth that feel worn down, chipped or unexpectedly damaged
Of course, TMJ can also go unnoticed. If you suspect you may be suffering from the condition, don’t hesitate to seek a diagnosis — and a treatment — from Dr. Grivas immediately. Doing so could be your ticket to a full night’s restful sleep once again.
TMJ Treatment: Neuromuscular Technique
When it’s time to treat your TMJ disorder, Dr. Grivas will employ a state-of-the-art neuromuscular technique to help you find the relief you need. Other treatments, like bite guards or muscle relaxants, are often temporary or ineffective. Patients of Dr. Grivas have found tremendous success using our neuromuscular techniques.
In order to treat your TMJ condition in Sacramento, we need to know where your bite would naturally fall. To find this spot, Dr. Grivas uses the electrical signals of a TENS unit to loosen and massage the jaw muscles, allowing the mouth to open and close like it naturally would. That’s allows Dr. Grivas to create your custom an orthotic that holds your jaw in the correct position — a big relief for anyone suffering from the tension related to TMJ disorder.
Need TMJ Relief? Request Your Appointment in Sacramento Today
If you’re suffering from the pain and stress related to problems with the TMJ, please don’t wait — contact Dr. Grivas’s office to schedule your appointment today. We’re here to help our neighbors achieve the fully-functioning smiles they deserve. Call us to experience relief with TMJ therapy!