Do you suffer from painful temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ disorder, or TMD)? Symptoms like chronic migraines, headaches, jaw pain, facial pain, neck pain, and teeth grinding can originate from TMD.
If so, one of the best things you can do to finally find relief is to see a TMJ dentist, particularly an LVI-trained dentist.
What can this type of dentist offer that others can’t? Read on to find out why you should see an LVI dentist and what kind of TMJ treatments they can present.
What Is an LVI Dentist? What Kind of Training Do They Receive?
Not every dentist can claim to be a TMJ dentist. In order to successfully treat TMJ disorder, a dentist needs to fully understand this condition, which requires further education.
LVI Global is a training institution that helps dentists increase the joy and satisfaction they feel in their chosen profession. And they do this by showing the dental community on how to improve the lives of their patients.
Ultimately, an LVI-trained TMJ dentist is a neuromuscular dentist. They are trained to distinguish between TMJ- and non-TMJ related issues, which are often confused. Understanding this difference allows the dentist to offer the best TMJ therapy for each individual patient.
How TMJ Therapy Can Help You
Once it’s confirmed that you have TMJ disorder, the next step is to determine what causes the issue and find out the proper treatment option. TMJ therapy can include:
- A Physiologic Orthotic ( Bite Splint)
- Bite adjustment/equilibration by utilizing TENS after relaxing the jaw muscles
- TENS unit therapy
- Trigger point injection
- Orthodontic treatment
- Physical therapy.
These treatments reduce pain. But they also provide positive, long-term effects by restoring the proper balance between your teeth, jaw joint, and facial muscles.
With the right treatment for your unique needs, your dentist can often eliminate symptoms such as:
- Chronic migraine
- Head, neck, shoulder, ear, and eye pain
- Popping/clicking of the jaw joint.
- Vertigo, Dizziness & Tinnitus
Improve Your Quality of Life with a TMJ Treatment Plan
Dealing with TMJ disorder can often feel like an uphill battle. Chronic pain takes a huge toll on your life. Not only does it make you feel awful, but it can affect every aspect of your life, including work and your social life.
Thankfully, an LVI-trained TMJ dentist can help improve your quality of life. With TMJ therapy, you can reduce your pain significantly. That, in turn, will energize you to live a full, happy, healthy life.
Are you tired of struggling with chronic pain? Contact us to schedule an appointment. We’ll explain all of your TMJ treatment options.