NEUROMUSCULAR DENTISTRY – RESTON, VA
Treating TMJ Disorder
Neuromuscular dentist, Dr. Myles trained at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) where he gained valuable training and hands-on experience treating antagonizing TMJ dysfunction with neuromuscular dentistry techniques. He has been providing relief for patients in Reston, Oakton, Vienna, and areas throughout Northern Virginia for over a decade. TMJ is an acronym for temporomandibular joints – the joints that connect the jaw to the skull. When misaligned, these joints cause TMJ dysfunction.
TMJ Disorder Symptoms
TMJ disorder symptoms that we most commonly treat include:
- Migraines or headaches
- Pain in the face, jaw, shoulders, or neck
- Tooth wear
- Grinding and clenching of teeth (bruxism)
- Tingling in extremities
- Popping or clicking of the jaw
- Difficulty opening and/or closing the mouth
If you suffer from any of these symptoms, Dr. Myles can assess your TMJ disorder by using a TENS unit to relax the facial muscles and a K-7 to determine the proper jaw position. He may recommend TMJ therapy for patients living in Northern Virginia, such as oral appliances or restorative dental work, to correct your bite and alleviate TMJ symptoms. When jaw joints are properly aligned, the components of your oral structure will work in harmony, alleviating painful TMJ dysfunction and accompanying symptoms.
Dr. Wayne Myles offers neuromuscular dentistry at his Reston practice, which focuses treatments on relieving pain that is associated with a dental condition. By correcting the health of your smile and addressing all of your dental problems, we can eliminate or reduce migraines, sinus problems, dizziness, or pain and pressure that exists around the eyes. Contact our practice to schedule your comprehensive neuromuscular dentistry evaluation with Dr. Myles today!