Dr. Wayne Myles trained at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) where he gained valuable training and hands-on experience treating TMJ dysfunction with neuromuscular dentistry techniques. He has been providing TMJ therapy and symptom 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 disorders can affect your oral health and your daily quality of life. Seeking the personalized and comprehensive treatment that Dr. Myles can offer can help you to restore a natural smile and a bite that feels comfortable.
TMJ Disorder Symptoms
A TMJ disorder or a bite problem can present in many different ways, depending on the underlying dental problem. From genetics to trauma there is a range of causes for TMJ and related symptoms, which can also be made worse by ongoing stress. 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!
TMJ Therapy FAQs
Why does my jack keep clicking?
If your jaw constantly clicks, you are probably suffering from a TMJ disorder. Overuse of the jaw joints as well as teeth grinding and jaw clenching can lead to this painful condition. As these joints suffer from wear and tear, it can lead to clicking noises in the joints in addition to other symptoms.
Can crooked teeth lead to a TMJ disorder?
If your teeth are crooked or misaligned, this can lead to a TMJ problems. One side of the mouth may have a stronger biting force creating extra strain. This can lead to pain in the joints and surrounding muscles.
How is TMJ diagnosed?
Most dentists can tell that a patient suffers from TMJ problems from their symptoms. Dr. Myles utilizes a K-7 evaluation system to take a closer look at a patients jaw movement and temporomandibular joints to help diagnose and treat TMJ disorders.
Is TMJ treatment painful?
No matter what treatment Dr. Myles uses, you will never endure pain. Most treatments involve relaxing the muscles in face, realigning bites, or preventing tooth damage. He utilizes neuromuscular dentistry to treat TMJ problems by making sure a patients teeth, gums, jaw joints, and facial muscles are working together properly to open and close their mouth.
To schedule your comprehensive TMJ evaluation with Dr. Wayne Myles, contact us directly or schedule your appointment online. Please let us know if you have questions about your treatment options or current concerns. You deserve relief!