Head and neck mobility and pain-free motion are considered the norm by most people.
However, thousands of people suffering from TMJ dysfunction live with daily painful head and neck movement as well as headaches, jaw pain, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), shoulder pain and clicking and popping in the jaw.
Consider the extent to which the head, neck and jaw are typically used.
Aside from basic tasks like talking and chewing, the average person simply swallows from 2,000 - 3,000 times in a day.
Each swallow causes the upper and lower teeth to meet for a fraction of a second. For the person with TMJ dysfunction, such a simple, necessary act can cause nearly continuous discomfort.
Dr. Fallah, with advanced training in Neuromuscular Dentistry, is able to utilize cutting edge technology and computer diagnostics to pinpoint the source of the pain and correct TMJ dysfunction.
Dr. Fallah uses a variety of techniques to relieve patient discomfort including:
- interruption of muscle spasm
- bite optimization
- full mouth reconstruction
- neuromuscular orthodontics
Dr. Fallah can precisely measure the patient jaw and bite registration. The registration of the ‘normal’ position of the jaw is calculated – the position of the jaw in a relaxed, non-contracted position. With the jaw in the corrected, comfortable state, spasms, neck and jaw pain are relieved. This ideal, relaxed position can be obtained and retained with a fix as simple as restructuring a broken tooth with a veneer to a total re-alignment of the bite.
Please visit Dr. Fallah's site to find out more about his specialized training and the state-of-the-art equipment and techniques he uses to help patients with San Diego TMJ dysfunction >>>